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Naples Firefighters Suing for Unpaid Overtime

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Unpaid Overtime, No Comments

Naples Firefighters Suing for Unpaid Overtime

For over three years, firefighters from the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District were denied overtime pay according to a recent lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed on September 12th, states that six battalion chiefs worked an estimated fifty-three hour work week during…

If you’re applying for work in the state of Florida, you have rights that cannot be impeded. You may have heard that Florida is an “at-will” state that grossly favors employers over employees. While it is true that a Florida…

If you live and work in the State of Florida, you’ve likely heard that Florida is an at-will state in terms of employment. You may have also heard that Florida is a “right-to-work” state. Both of these are true. Does…

Common Tricks Used by Employers to Avoid Paying You Overtime Wages

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Employment Law, No Comments

Overtime pay can be a blessing, creating an opportunity to earn more per hours for hours worked over the employee's regularly scheduled shift. However, there are legal loopholes that allow employers to require the extra work without having to pay…

Wage Violations – What to Do?

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Employment Law, No Comments

Employees in Florida are protected by both federal and state law and employers are required to pay their workers fairly. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs wages across the country and prevents employers from taking advantage of their workers…

What is Pay Docking and Is It Legal?

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Employment Law, No Comments

The Fair Labor Standards Act governs wage and hour laws for nonexempt employees. This law requires all employers to pay nonexempt employees the federal minimum wage or higher and requires overtime pay for employees who work more than 40 hours…

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Employment Law, No Comments

Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was originally passed in 1938, affecting nearly 70,000 workers at the time. It was one of the most important pieces of legislation in the New Deal and it governed pay, limited the workday and…

Employment Rights

It is not uncommon for employers to have their employees sign a contract before beginning work. These days, this contract usually contains an arbitration clause, which requires the employer and the employee to enter into arbitration, should a dispute arise.…

From wrongful termination to discrimination, employees in Florida are often the victims of workplace violations. Luckily, there are numerous federal and state employment laws in place to protect employee rights. Employment law is a very diverse area of the law…

Understanding Unpaid Overtime in Florida

By Law Office of Keith M. Stern, P.A., In Unpaid Overtime, No Comments

Employers in various industries sometimes try to minimize labor expenses in illegal ways. And unfortunately, unpaid overtime is an extremely common wage violation. Employers are required to pay employees 1.5 times their standard pay rate when they work over 40…