• EMPLOYMENT LAW
Areas of Legal Practice: Joseph J. Pappacoda
An estimated 70% of civil cases filed in the United States District Court For The Southern District Of Florida in 2008, were Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most workers receive overtime pay at 1.5 times the employee's regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 hours in a seven day workweek, and that employees be paid at least the federal minimum wage. There are exemptions for Administrative Employees and Executives. The rules do not differentiate between salaried, verses non-salaried employees.
In the event you are working more than 40 hours a week, and are not being compensated for overtime pay, you may be protected by the FLSA, and may be entitled to back pay by filing suit against your employer. You should consult with an attorney who can then review the particular nuances of your employment in order to determine whether you have a claim.
There are many other areas of employment law in which you may desire to consult with an employment law attorney in order to determine your legal rights and obligations in your particular job and employment setting.
Generally speaking, if you feel that you are being taken advantage of by your employer, harassed sexually or otherwise, or mistreated on the job in any way, you should consult with an employment law attorney who can review your complaint(s) and give you solid legal advice to as whether or not your complaints are compensable in a court of law.
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