If you are an Orlando employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file an Orlando unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Orlando Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Orlando Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
A Florida management company recently agreed to settle claims with the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of hundreds of employees whom the government claims were victims of rampant wage theft.
ORLANDO — A group of food delivery drivers for Florida-based The Delivery Dudes recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit in federal court against the defendant claiming the company failed to pay drivers both minimum wage and overtime pay, despite many of these workers frequently working more than 40 hours per week.
Orlando — A former employee for a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based private jet on demand start up business recently filed a federal unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against the company, claiming the defendant failed to pay the plaintiff and others thousands of dollars in overtime.
Luxury Chauffeurs File $50 Million Class Action Overtime Pay Lawsuit Against Florida Transportation Company
ORLANDO — Almost 40 current and former chauffeurs for luxury coach service Mears Transportation recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against the defendant, alleging the company engaged in systematic wage theft and broke numerous state and federal labor laws.
MIAMI — Hourly call center agents were required to receive and respond to calls for their employer, TPUSA, Inc.
Orlando Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Orlando overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
Recent data shows that more than 249,000 people live in the city of Orlando and the population is still growing. Orlando is the third most populated city in the state of Florida.
The major economic sectors include tourism, high technology, aviation and aerospace, film and television production, biotechnology, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and government. The unemployment rate is about 6.5%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, tourism-based jobs, actors, service workers, teachers, professors, manufacturing workers, telecommunication workers, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the Orlando area are:
- Walt Disney World
- Orange County Public Schools
- State of Florida Government
- Adventist Health System
- Florida Hospital
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- Orlando Regional Healthcare System
- Universal Studios Orlando
- Federal Government
- Publix Supermarkets, Inc.
The success of Orlando is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their jobs, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that overtime pay is not required by the employer. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to pay overtime wages, but this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also Florida overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing an Orlando Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. Florida unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From an Orlando Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Orlando employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigation expenses in the case.
To file your Orlando lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
Orlando Legal Resources
- Orlando City Data
- Orlando Government Website
- Orlando Circuit Court
- Federal Court Serving Orlando
- Orlando (Orange County) Bar Association
We Handle Orlando Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following Professions
Nurses, medical professionals, health care workers, caregivers, recruiters, nannies, restaurant workers, chefs, waiters, waitresses, bartenders, truck drivers, roadside assistance workers, call center employees, customer service representatives, telemarketers, IT specialists, investigators, inspectors, delivery drivers, managers, supervisors, salespersons, security guards, factory workers, janitors, mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, couriers, government employees, police officers, firefighters, EMT, EMS, hotel workers, cashiers, retail store employees, cable installers, bank tellers, construction workers, warehouse employees, investment bankers, forklift operators, and all other professions and occupations
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