Unpaid Minimum Wages
The Fair Labor Standards Act and Florida law require employers to pay covered employees a minimum hourly wage. As of January 1, 2012, Florida’s minimum wage rate is $7.67 per hour.
If your employer does not pay you the applicable minimum wage, you can recover up to double your unpaid minimum wages, going back up to five years, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.
With only a few exceptions, most people are entitled to be paid at least the minimum wage hourly rate. One notable exception is certain kinds of employees that receive tips. Even tipped employees, however, are entitled to be paid the minimum wage hourly rate unless the employer properly follows specific strict requirements. If those requirements are not met, the employer can become liable for double the amount of unpaid minimum wages, going back up to five years, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.
If you are owed minimum wages, or if you are unsure if you are owed minimum wages, contact us for a free consultation with a qualified attorney that will review your case and give you answers without any cost or obligation.