Fort Lauderdale Wage and Hour Claims Attorney

Workers deserve fair wages. Your employer should issue your paycheck on time, and it should be for the full amount that you are owed. Unfortunately, in reality, wage and hour violations are far from rare. Whether it is overtime violations, the misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor, or your company’s failure to reimburse you for certain travel expenses, you could be the victim of a wide range of wage/hour violations. If you were not paid fairly, you need to take action to protect your rights.

Mark J. Berkowitz is an experienced Fort Lauderdale wage and hour claims attorney. Our law firm offers unparalleled representation to workers who have faced unfair treatment by their employers. If you were underpaid, whether it was because of unpaid overtime, a minimum wage violation, or you are still waiting for an overdue paycheck, we can help. You need to take action now: contact our Fort Lauderdale wage and hour lawyer for immediate legal guidance.  

Understanding Overtime Laws in Florida

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt workers have a legal right to overtime compensation if they work more than 40 hours per week. This compensation should be paid at a rate of one and one half times their normal base wage rate. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, South Florida employers violate state or federal law, paying workers less than they are owed. Unlike some other U.S. states, Florida does not have a specific overtime law. Instead, it follows the regulations set by the federal government through the FLSA. We help workers get compensation for unpaid overtime.

To be clear, not every employee is eligible for overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. There are numerous exemptions under the law. Some of the most common examples include highly compensated professionals, seasonal workers, managerial staff, and executive employees. Other workers are exempt as well, includes sales staff, commissioned employees, most agricultural positions, drivers and computer professionals. If you are unsure whether your position renders you eligible for overtime protections, a top-rated Fort Lauderdale employment lawyer can help you understand the current exemptions under federal laws and get you answers.

Other Wage and Hour Claims We Handle in Fort Lauderdale

Our Fort Lauderdale wage and hour claims legal team has experience handling a wide range of different cases. Beyond overtime compensation claims, some other common examples of wage and hour cases that we handle in Broward County, FL include:  

  • Minimum wage violations: As of 2018, the minimum wage in Florida is $8.25. Employers cannot pay workers any less than that amount. If you were paid less than minimum wage, you are owed additional compensation.
  • Tipped employee violations: Tipped workers sometimes have trouble getting the full wages that they are owed under state and federal law. Our legal team can help.
  • Under counting of hours worked: You should not be required to put in off-the-clock work. If your employer is undercounting your hours, your rights have been violated and you need to speak to a lawyer.
  • Misclassification of workers: In some cases, Florida companies misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid paying fair wages and full benefits. Misclassified workers may be eligible to recover compensation.
  • Failure to pay wages in a timely manner: All workers in Florida deserve to get their paycheck on time. If your employer is behind on paying you, you should not hesitate to reach out to an experienced Fort Lauderdale wage and hour lawyer.
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Why Choose Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A.

When it comes to wage and hour claims, Fort Lauderdale employment lawyer Mark J. Berkowitz has seen it all. Our law firm has handled the full range of cases, from those involving blatant violations of state or federal labor laws to complex claims in which employers have used subtle tactics to unfairly skim money off of workers’ paychecks.

No matter the specific circumstances of your claim, Fort Lauderdale wage and hour lawyer Mark J. Berkowitz is ready to fight aggressively to protect your rights. We give every employment law case the personalized attention that it deserves. All options are on the table. We are ready to negotiate, using non-litigation tactics to get you compensation and we are also ready to take your case to court. Our legal team will find the best solution.

Potential Employer Liability

Only employers with fifteen or more employees are subject to the protections of Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Local ordinances may cover employers with fewer employees.

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Contact Our Fort Lauderdale, FL Wage and Hour Lawyer Today

At Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A., we are committed advocates for workers in Broward County, Florida. If you believe that your employer has cheated you out of wages or overtime compensation, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. To schedule a fully confidential consultation with a top-rated Fort Lauderdale wage and hour claims attorney, please contact our legal team at (954) 697-9510.

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Awards & Accolades

Mark J. Berkowitz has been practicing labor and employment law for more than 20 years in the Fort Lauderdale area. He can advise you on non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and other employment related issues.

Testimonials

“From the minute I sat down with Mark Berkowitz, he demonstrated experience and professionalism. He has always given me excellent advice. I would highly recommend Mark for any legal issues involving labor disputes.”

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“Mr. Berkowitz has exceptional knowledge of the law. He is very bright with a great legal mind. Mr. Berkowitz is effective and gets the results of the law. Also you can't meet a nicer person.”

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“Mark Berkowitz is a exceptional labor law attorney with excellent communication skills. He accepted my case while no other attorney wanted to deal with the federal government. With his knowledge and persistence I was able to receive the accomindation I needed to be able to continue working. Mark Berkowitz is not just my attorney, but a friend that has my back whenever I call him.”

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