A common question asked by workers is whether they are entitled to paid lunch breaks. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require breaks or meal periods be given to workers. Some states may have requirements for breaks or meal periods. Florida law does require that minors under age 18 must be given an […]
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage and overtime protections for many workers in America, and it is enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Employees are entitled to receive minimum wage and overtime protections under the FLSA regardless of their immigration status. Courts have held that […]
Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) released final rules increasing the minimum salary requirement to be paid to an employee who is exempted from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes to the rules will be effective beginning December 1, 2016. For administrative, executive, and professional (excluding teachers, academic administrative personnel, physicians, […]
An employer can use an employee’s tips as a credit against its minimum wage obligation to the employee (“tip credit”). This provides a way for employers to legally pay an employee less than minimum wage. Tipped employees are those who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips. If the employee does […]
Here’s a helpful video from the Department of Labor on the new overtime rule.
Overtime Overtime laws were created as a method of penalizing employers who worked laborers beyond particular time limitations. The idea was to promote fuller employment, reduce rates of accident and injury and protect family unity by allowing workers to spend more time with their families. Many hardworking Floridians have a basic understanding of what they […]