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Overtime Lawyer in Coral Springs, FL

Overtime Regulations

As explained in greater detail on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website, “the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local government.”  Some of the FLSA’s key requirements are (1) that covered non-exempt workers be paid the minimum wage; and (2) that covered non-exempt workers be paid overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rates of pay.

FLSA Claims are on the Rise

According to recent figures, approximately 5,532 FLSA cases were filed in 2023.  The states where most of these cases were filed were in New York and Florida.  Why so many filings in Florida?  In part, it is because Florida is home to a great number of small businesses.  By their very nature, small businesses need to focus their limited resources on operations that grow their business.  There simply isn’t enough time to devote to non-revenue generating operations like human resources.  As result, mistakes can and do happen.  However, there are other factors at play, including but not limited to the fact that we have some very litigious neighbors down here in Florida.

We Understand Both Sides

At Storrings law, our Coral Springs-based firm understands both sides of the argument.  Employees expect and deserve to be properly paid for the time they spend working.  Conversely, employers do not deserve to be taken advantage of by employees simply “looking to get rich” by filing frivolous claims.  No side is always right or always wrong – each case is unique.  That is why Storrings Law represents both sides of the dispute.

If you are an employee and you believe that your employer failed to properly compensate you for the time you have worked, or if you are an employer accused of failing to compensate an employee for time worked, Storrings Law can help.

At Storrings law, our Coral Springs-based firm assists employers in preventing lawsuits by providing guidance and counsel to ensure compliance with employment laws.  However, we also fight for those that need representation – regardless of whether that is an employee or employer.