If you are a Tampa employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Tampa 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.
Tampa Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Tampa Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Eleven Florida roofing companies recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims the business violated several provisions of federal labor and wage laws, including failure to pay overtime wages to hundreds of workers.
A Florida landscaping company recently reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company failed to pay dozens of current and former employees all their overtime pay.
TAMPA, Fla. — A pair of former paralegals for two Florida law firms recently hit their former employers each with class action unpaid overtime lawsuits over allegations that the individual plaintiffs failed to receive overtime and other wages from the defendants.
TAMPA — A former cashier and cook for a Tampa Bay catering company recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against the business alleging the defendant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to pay them and other workers for all their hours worked.
TAMPA, Fla. — A store manager for a Tampa Bay Starbucks recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against against the worldwide coffee company alleging she is owed back wages and that her employer violated federal labor laws.
Tampa Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Tampa 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 almost 350,000 people live in the city of Tampa and the population is still growing. Tampa is the third most populated city in the state of Florida.
The major economic sectors include agriculture, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, educational and health services, manufacturing, construction, leisure, hospitality, tourism and government. The unemployment rate is about 7.8%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, service workers, teachers, professors, manufacturing workers, telecommunication workers, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the Tampa area are:
- Hillsborough County School District
- BayCare Health System
- MacDill Air Force Base
- Publix Super Market
- HCA West Florida
- University of South Florida
- Hillsborough County Government
- Tampa International Airport
- Tampa General Hospital
The success of Tampa 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 a Tampa 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 a Tampa Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Tampa 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 Tampa 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.
Tampa Legal Resources
- Tampa City Data
- Tampa Government Website
- Tampa (Hillsborough) Circuit Court
- Federal Court Serving Tampa
- Tampa (Hillsborough) Bar Association
- Tampa Bay Partnership
We Handle Tampa 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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