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Florida labor law lawsuits allege violations of Florida state labor laws including overtime pay and minimum wage violations. The rights of employees in Florida are protected by a number of laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Possible violations of Florida employment labor law include wrongful termination, retaliation and discrimination.

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Florida Minimum Wage

As of January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in Florida is $8.05 an hour. This minimum wage applies to all employees in Florida State who are covered by the federal minimum wage. However, some industries make allowances for tips and therefore can set a lower hourly pay. For example, food service workers who earn tips as part of their total compensation may earn $5.03 an hour. Allowances are given for employees who are required to maintain their uniforms and for employers who supply meals and lodging.

Under federal law, salaried managers are not allowed to share in the tips.

Florida At Will Employment

Florida is an "at will" employment state. As such, at-will employees can be

terminated for any reason. The Overtime Workonly exception is for employees who are covered by a contract or union agreement governing the terms of employment. Employees who are covered by an employment contract can usually only be terminated for the reasons set out in the contract. At-will employment also protects the employee's right to resign.

Unlawful terminations violate legal protections, including discrimination or harassment, whistleblower protections, absence to serve on a jury, retaliation for asserting legal rights or violations of employment or union contracts. In such cases a fired employee could potentially file a wrongful termination claim.

Florida Right to Work

Florida is a Right-to-Work state, meaning that a person cannot be denied a job based on union membership. A person can choose to be a part of a union or not be part of a union—either way, his or her job status cannot be determined by union status.

Florida Donning and Doffing Violations

Donning and doffing refers to the time spent putting on and taking off uniforms or required work safety gear to properly perform job duties. Often, work gear can take 10 minutes or more to put on and take off for each shift, plus time spent dressing and undressing for breaks, but employers frequently do not pay for that time. In some cases, employees should be paid for their time spent putting on and taking off required work clothing and safety gear and, if the employee is full time, the unpaid time could actually mean overtime is owed.

In addition to uniforms and safety gear, some employees at restaurants are required to come in 15 minutes early to learn about the day's specials, set tables and taste food so they can recommend it to customers. Although this time is required for work—and although it benefits the employer—in some companies such time is unpaid, meaning workers are giving up an extra 15 minutes per shift for the benefit of their employer. For employees who work full-time, that extra 15 minutes per shift is unpaid overtime, and over the course of a year, that unpaid overtime could add up to hundreds of dollars of unpaid work.

A lawsuit has reportedly been filed against Bloomin' Brands, Inc, owner of Outback Steakhouse, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. the lawsuit alleges the company required employees to perform unpaid work prior to shifts, refused breaks and failed to pay for mandatory meetings and training sessions.

Bloomin' Brands has denied the allegations.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law regarding employee wages and hours worked, including overtime hours and wages. Under the FLSA, some workers can be exempted from overtime pay. However, those workers must fit the criteria the FLSA sets out for exemption. Florida's laws also apply to employment subject to the FLSA. In cases where both the FLSA and state law apply, the law setting the higher standards must be observed.

More information on how the Fair Labor Standards Act applies to overtime can be found here.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal act that requires that covered employers provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees for the following reasons: birth and care of the employee's newborn child; care for a child after adoption or foster care placement; care for the employee's spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition; or for a serious health condition that affects the employee's ability to work.

Florida employees are eligible for FMLA coverage if they have worked for a covered employer for at least one year, for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months (not necessarily consecutive months) and if a minimum of 50 employees are employed by the same employer within 75 miles.

Covered employers are those who employ more than 50 employees within 75 miles of the worksite and have at least 50 employees who work 20 or more work-weeks in the current calendar year or the previous calendar year. Public agencies are covered by the FMLA regardless of the number of employees.

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

The Occupational Safety and Health Act is a federal law enacted to ensure that employees work in an environment that is free from recognized hazards. It is part of the United States Code, Title 29, Chapter 15.

Federal laws also protect employees from sexual harassment and discrimination, including race, age, disability and pregnancy discrimination.

Employees who feel their rights have been violated may have the opportunity to bring their complaint before the courts.

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READER COMMENTS

Posted by
betty
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i work on commission. Company wants me to commit a criminal offence. What can i do ? If I leave now I will loose my earned commissions.

Posted by
jvanhook@phoenixbuildingcorp.com
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I was replaced approximately 3 months ago. My employer had never paid any of my benefits he agreed to(in writing) and afterwards I came to find out that he had been screwing around with my take home pay. I have been able to identify several unauthorized deductions from my pay totaling over $ 4,000.00.

What recourse do I have with the department of labor? Can they help me re-claim my money? Please advise.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

James Van Hook

Posted by
Roger
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Question. So the Employer I worked for mentioned we will be receiving a salary plus commission. Then the first day said they will pay monthly (first red flag) then at the end of the first week, they finally gave us en employment agreement, and it stated that the salary is contingent upon closing X amount of sales. And our job wasn't to make sales it was to make appointments for the sales advisors to close. So the contract states that employee agrees not to come after employer for any salary or compensation whatsoever if sales are not closed. Which I feel is totally illegal. We were hired on the fact that we will be getting a base PLUS commission. And we can literally be asked to come in work from 8-5 and legally not be able to collect any salary if sales quote is not met by the sales closer ?? This is going on right now.

Posted by
Kay
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Hi,
My name is Kay and I just have a question. Just to clear out That I am not looking to sue my employer, I am just in need of an answer. I am a salary front desk Lead Supervisor at a well known hotel in Orlando Florida and work 9hours a night and 5days a week.
My manager keeps saying that because of the hotel's budget we are trying to keep it low but it isn't really true because everyone at the front desk knows that this is the time she starts to cut the hourly staff hours just so she can get a bigger bonus check in February. Now my question...
It is legal for a salary employee to work 8-9 hours a night by herself without being able to take a break at all.
Hope that I can receive an answer.
Thank you,
Kay.

Posted by
B. Fleming
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Is there a Florida Labor Law that states employees must take a lunch within 5 hours of being on the clock?

Posted by
Michelle
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I submitted my time for working 46 hours last week and saw that my manager only approved 43.5 hours. When I asked why this is the response I received: "Michelle,
Good morning. When you hit the 8 hour mark for a day, I have to write in time for lunch. .5/day = 2.5, hence 43.5 vs. 46.
We can discuss further if you have questions." Is this legal? I wonder how many times this has been done? I feel robbed of 2.5 hours overtime plus all of the time I've invested in looking into the laws regarding such practices.

Posted by
Michelle
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My son works at a car wash. He is told to be there at 10 a.m. If there are no cars he will not get put on the clock until cars do come in and that could be 2 hours later. Then when breaktime comes they may let him stay off the clock for another 2 hours until business picks up. Also their time clock is a sheet of paper that the manager writes in. Is all this legal in Florida?

Posted by
FLORIDA
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My daughter which is 16 years old, worked at Sonic Drive in restaurant and from day one it has been a problem. First she had the interview and was told that she had the job. She had to get an ID card and the uniform attire to start. Within in a couple of days she got the ID as well as the uniform clothing to start work. Well my daughter called for two whole weeks to the General Manager named to get her start date and schedule. Well, everyday that she called and spoke to the GM she stated that she had not done the schedule yet. Well I then called the District Manager to let him know what was going on. After speaking with the District Manager, The GM called me within 10 minutes with my daughters schedule. She finally started her first job at Sonic. Okay, everyday she went to work she had to ask where she would be and the GM would say ask somebody. So everyday she was then either bagging food or ONLY taking orders on the box phone or delivering an order to a car that had already paid with a credit card. Now she had done this for almost 2-3 weeks. On 6/11/16, my daughter clocks in to work at 12pm and they tell her that she is at the window today taking money, making drink, scanning credit cards. Now my daughter had never been trained in this section so they just throw her there without any training so of course she is making some mistakes. By this time the cars are wrapped around the building and the managers are outside smoking ciggaretes and sitting on top of their cars. The GM finally comes in and ask my daughter what are you doing and ask who's food was who's. well she didn't know the answer to her question and told her she was not sure. The GM then says" you gotta be kidding me, give me your money and clock out and go home" This is what the GM screamed to her. My daughter then calls me in tears. I then get in my car and go to sonic to see what the problem is. The GM told myself and my daughter that she was sorry and that she lost her temper and her cool. She stated that she shouldn't have yelled at her because she had tickets going everywhere and she has a lot of minors and no one knows what to do. The following day my daughter called to get her schedule and the GM tells her that they no longer need her services. also on 6/11/16 my 16 year old daughter worked eight straight hours without a break. That is breaking the child labor laws in FLorida. I would like to know why my daughter was terminated. She was not given a reason

Posted by
Judy
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From the posts it's apparent that a lot of people are being taken advantage of and that the government isn't doing much to protect their citizens. If you need an attorney to fight against employers who take advantage of employees then the government is not doing it's job at all.

Car dealerships that are large volume dealers...they provide hourly wages then deduct the commissions earned and leave you with a zero paycheck. I am not sure that's legal. Who works for nothing? Everyone in sales at some point has a slow week or month. There has to be some stability for people to function. The CEO's and owners make millions and their salespeople struggle ?

Posted by
Maria
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I have corcern,I work for security company, and I was hired full time went they hire me did not give me no training they just put me in Post went I had concern about security job they took me off schedule for a week bc I ask them why Security have to deliver towers ,deliver bed sheets, do all kind of things things the don't have nothing to with security, I work hotel. But i feel iam doing housekeeping,also Security I work at nigtht and is no housekeeping also I would like to know about getting raise other Guard have for this company and they have not had raised over 10years,2years ,1year what rigthts we have as security officer? Thank you

Posted by
Antonio Fermin
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I left my job due to my boss cursing at me and other reasons..I resigned because of that reason and now I'm due a check that's 2 weeks over due. They keep Ignoring my text and emails.. Someone please help!

Posted by
Daniel
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I was fired today for discussing wages amongst employees to make sure my starting wage was fair, since I was not told when hired. It's a very demanding position, with 10 hour days straight hustling with no breaks, even if I use the restroom the place would fall apart. Anyways, I know this is illegal in accordance with the Wagner act, Obama executive order, and more.

Posted by
Mariana
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what are the legal consequences for the employer if the employee signs a release termination agreement and does not receive any benefit or compensation?

Posted by
Inquiring
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My campus seems to be closing. All of the signs are there but the higher level executives deny it. I have heard there are guidelines for matters such as these; such as if a certain number of employees are at the campus the employer is obliged to give notice but I need more details. I am just trying to understand my rights. This is one of the issues.
The other issue is I am an exempt employee who is paid based on a 40 hour work week but told that I have to work overtime implying that if I don't, my position with the company could be at risk. In the end it is my choice to oblige however it never has seemed right for a person to be forced into a situation where the harder they work the less the are paid per hour. I also regularly work 9 to 11 hour days with no breaks. I appreciate your help and council.

Posted by
Sue
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my employer is telling me that legally they don't have to give me any 15 min breaks or a lunch break. and if I take a 15 min I MUST clock out. I work 9-11 hrs a day. is this legal?

Posted by
Unknown111
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My employee made us sign a contract before we were hired otherwise we can work here. Part of the contract states we must give 2 months notice if we decide to leave the company, is this legal here in Florida??

Posted by
Lori Wilson
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I work for a car dealership here in Daytona Beach Florida. I have been working day in and day out no less than 8 hours a day up to 12 hours a day with no break. Is this legal? can they force me to do that?

Posted by
sam
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I got a raise and my manger asked for a 50 cent raise , they gave me the 50 cent raise . But , then they took 25 cents away because they said it was a misprint . Can they do that or no . Because they paid me three pay checks with the 50 cent raise and now i only have 2 pay checks with the 25 cents that they took away . I just dont see how they can do that . So if anyone knows please share and let me know . Because they are saying that they will fix it but they dont really have to because it was a misprint on them ?? HMMMM

Posted by
Tracy.Caetano
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is it legal to be forced to work overtime or get terminated if you refuse they here at a anonymous airline are doing just that when were completley exhausted from workn 10 hrs at then being threatened with termination

Posted by
Anonymous
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My supervisor threatened to make sure that I didn't get my severance payout if I didn't do her job task. Specifically, training HER replacement. The only thing I did was ask why I had to do the task AGAIN. I'm already doing more work than the rest of the team combined (all tracked). I'm still coming in early and staying late to make sure the work gets done. Meanwhile, she's salaried and for YEARS has come in late and left early. It is rare she works more than 7 hours in a day. A part of my severance offer is that I have to continue to comply with all policies and my work quality cannot suffer. It definitely has not suffered. We even, recently, suffered a catastrophic system outage and I worked 18 hours in one day (8 am until 2:30 am the next day. If that isn't showing that you are still a dedicated employee than I don't know what would.)Any recourse here to make sure I get my severance package?

Posted by
Austin
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Had my schedule removed cause I refused to work a job/shift I was not scheduled for, is it legal for that to happen

Posted by
Gloria perez
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I was fired by my job because my son quit the job the same day he started working his reason for quitting was because it's a toxic working environment. So the supervisor retaliated and fired me because decided too quit and also I was hired for part time but I was being forced too work more hours so I spoke up and told them no.... so many wrong things are being done by this company.

Posted by
Cory Arthur
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My boss gave us our paycheck but strictly demanded we did not cash it. He mad up the excuse of because it was presidents day. What other reason would be not be allowed to cash our checks?

Posted by
Anna Murphy
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I work for a company that has given paid vacation days to an employee prior to the defined waiting period. Can you tell me if this is legal? Isn't it discriminatory?

Posted by
Melissa Dowling
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Hi I think I am being wrongfully terminated from the swan and dolphin resort....I am a contract worker from jobI staffing and have been with them for almost a year. I was told that I would be hired on through the hotel about 4months ago however it never happened. So now I have approached the director asking for an explanation and he simply put I'm not worth it I continuously asked why and was not given an answer... I was told I'm contract and I can do whatever I want to contract... Made me feel like I was not performing my job... Then two days later he approached me and stated I was being let go because of numerous reports of me being so called rude... I was never approached or spoken to about this. When I asked why have I never been approached he said they didn't have to because I'm contract... So is this a fair termination or not.. To be let go with no warning or any kind of feedback from them or the staffing company because the director didn't like the way I spoke to him in defense of him saying I am not worth it working there...

Posted by
Mimi Botscheller
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My husband who has worked for Tribune for 26 years along with all employees was offered voluntary severance. He was deemed eligible and emails were sent stating that his severance would be accepted. Most of his entire team including his supervisor were approved for severance most if not all with many less years with the company. An end date was established. Last night he was told that he was not approved and the company is going to keep him. He offered to help with the transition and now is not permitted to leave. As far as I am concerned and it also effects me my husband is being emotionally held hostage in a company that is admittedly sinking. He basically has been fending off layoff for the past 5 years and now that the offer was extended he has decided best to get off of the roller coaster.
He has not been given a raise or any offer of more compensation yet now is expected to carry the entire department alone since all the other local players are leaving. He is ready to just give up and give notice. This will negate any severance that he indeed deserves. He is over 50, a manager and the longer this company strings him along the worse time he will have to find new work. Does he have any rights at all? Of course the fine print in the original severance package states that the company has the right to deny. The situation is making him physically and emotionally ill. Advise would be so appreciated.

Posted by
Lisa Mainello
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I got hired at this Restaurant to make sandwiches ,a week ago ,on my application there was not a form concerning a background check,well the manager came to me and asked if I check my emails and stated that one is there for you ,and in order for me to get my paycheck I must fill it out ,well when I got home I read that ,it was a form for a background check ,well I called the owner and I am supposed to meet with her today? Is it legal for non corporate to fire you based on ones background,don't these employers believe in second chances,is this discrimination ,I'm a very hard worker and would love to get off food stamps ,but it seems to me the Government rather give food stamps out instead of putting a person to work ,need some advice please. Thank You Lisa

Posted by
Michelle
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Forced to work 6 days a week open to close. 645 am until no less than 730pm. No one to.relieve me to take lunch. All other managers with this company work 5 days and no more than 55 hours verses my 80. I get paid.less then those managers on top because I am a woman. Are they not breaking any laws here???

Posted by
Teresa Johnson
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I work for a company that I am a salaried employee, I do earn paid day's for sick and vacation time. the company has a policy about wanting doctor note for when you have to call out sick. I have only been with this company for 6 months and work in the medical field were I am exposed to many germs. I am a nurse and got sick for the first time and had to call out. I was unable to get out of bed and go any were do to throwing up and bowl movement issues, which handy caped me from being able to go to the doctor. My employer gave me a very difficult time over my 1 day absents and told me I would not be paid for my earned sick time pay because of not obtaining a doctors note. I was wondering if this is legal. I understand if i had been out for multiple consecutive days but for one day just does not seem right to doc sick time earned. what I had was viral and being forced to go to a doctor and pay a co pay simply to obtain a doctor note for 1 day that had more than been earned during my time of employment.

Posted by
Florida Worker
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I work for a Union Company but was a member of a different union, approved by the current company I work for. There are two of us in the secretarial positions that were members of a union that did not really represent us. We both voluntarily resigned for that union and want to become members of the union at the place of our employment, is there a waiting period before we can join this other union?

Posted by
Justin
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Hi, I was wondering if I ask management to call corpate do to a complaint I have on management and they say no is that a violation of my rights and is there something I can do to make them comply?

Posted by
Sharyn
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WHat can be done when a company with no assets or funds closes it doors and owes the employees salary. What is the recourse of the employees even though the company has no funds.

Posted by
John
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A co-worker quit his job in January, 2015, and I have been doing parts of his job function since then (8 months now). The company didn't want to hire a replacement until next year. I am swamped in my own work and doing someone else's work in addition to that is truly overwhelming. I asked for a raise but denied. I threaten not to do this guy's job anymore unless they pay me for it but I was threaten with termination. Question is: How long can a worker be legally required to do additional work (not in his job description) without getting additional pay?

Posted by
Naomi
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My employer threatened to fire me if i didnt unblock him from Facebook.

Posted by
Florida
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I was working 12 hour days most of the time but only being paid for 8. I worked 4 years without one sick day. I was asked many times during holidays to clock out during delivery so I didn't go over federal guidelines for drive time. I always did as I was told. Then just two weeks ago I was pulled for a random drug test and I failed for marijuana. I do not see how I could of failed, I have been around it but I am not a smoker. I was told on the phone, not given a copy of the test to see if was just traces or what. I was told too bad, instantly fired by the major arrow delivery company not my contractor boss. I was then blacklisted from the delivery company forever. I worked my butt off for said company even though I was really not working for them but for a contractor without benefits, holiday pay or vacation time. All this and I am still upset about not working for them. I don’t know whether to even try for unemployment or not.

Posted by
Florida Resident
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I was working for the owners of a Jani King franchise and he and his wife changed the pay from every two weeks to every 15th and last day of every month. After doing that they said they would switch to a payroll company as well. They stated that the payroll company would not start until September. So I sit here on the last day of August unpaid because, they never told us that our last check of August wouldn't be getting paid to us until the 15th of September. I was let go because I was accused of "milking the clock".

Posted by
Teresa
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My daughter finally got her first job after 18 and it has been a nightmare for her. The working environment is not very good for her or the other young workers there. My daughter has been told to clock out at a certain time but not to leave until all work duties are complete, sometimes she is there up to an hour after clocking out. I would like to know if that is illegal? What if she gets hurt after being clocked out?

Posted by
Robin
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I work 9 hours per day and we get an hour for lunch that we punch in and out for. I was just told that because I have to leave early for physical therapy, I am not eligible for a lunch. Is there a law in Florida that after so many hours of work you have to get atleast a 30 minute break ?

Posted by
Angel Valentino
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I'm working as a Construction Coordinator and I'm being asked to clean the office. Dust, clean windows, mop-vacuum floors, clean bathrooms...this was not in the job description at all. Do I have to do it?

Posted by
Florida
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I started working this job a week and 3 days ago. First the owner don't wanna pay me for training then he holds my first check on top of telling me to pay for the company's Tshirt my own hair nets and gloves. He's paying under the table which means I'm responsible for end of the year taxes and I don't et social sercurity taxes back when I'll need them. The fryer scares me it's bubbles when I put chicken wings inside. I have the keep the fryer door open to keep the fire started and when u start the fire for the fryer it whooshes out at you.. To top it all off the place is invested with roaches. I'm always looking around to beware of them the customers in the dining area leave because there in plain sight. The conditions are going to leave me jobless because work is so hard to find but I feel terrible serving that food as well as working in the environment.

Posted by
Florida
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I worked 50 hours this weekend for DAK security and was given no break or lunch break unless we chose to buy the lunch from them ($6 taken out of your paycheck for a small sandwich) and no rest breaks. I worked 13 hours the first day, 17 hours the next day and 10 hours the third day.

Posted by
Florida
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I was working for a company called All Brands Appliance in Jacksonville FL. The owner never paid me overtime or had me on the payroll, which affected my child support. He doesn't take taxes out and I have not received my last check. I have all my hours on record. He handwrites checks to avoid taxes. I work 60 to 70 hours a week.

Posted by
Florida
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Leaving a job where I had earned 2 weeks vacation time. When i gave my letter of intent to GM, I was told that I would not be paid for my vacation time owed. Can they do this?

Posted by
Florida
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I am being laid off. My company contractually provides severance. Now they say the only way I can get that is to apply at our partner vendor and if they decline hiring me. Any other option would mean no severance. (Not applying, applying and get job, applying and get job but declining.) Is this legal and allowed? If I'm being severed, shouldn't I get severance regardless and not be forced down these avenues they are now requiring?

Posted by
Florida
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I terminated my employment with a public charter school in Florida on 1/16/15. Two weeks ago they sent me an e-mail stating that they would not pay me my summer pay (I already worked for this money) or the 1.5 months of health benefit money until I completed an exit interview form. At the Principal's request, I talked with her twice before I left. I worked without a contract, there was no stipulation during my employment that I would provide a written exit interview at the time of my departure. Can the school legally do this? What is the legal deadline for the school to pay me this money?

Posted by
Florida
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I worked for Publix for 30 years, starting from the bottom and ending my career as management. I was never written up during my whole career. Only after I complained to my department manager about sexual issues against my GM was I later brought in and put on a development plan for poor work performance. I then continued being harassed by my GM and other managers until I was terminated and accused of not following the development plan. My termination document states that I failed to complete “MOST” of the required items. The rebuttal from Publix to the EEOC states I answered “NO” when asked to follow the plan, which is why I was terminated. I did receive a right-to-sue letter from the EEOC about 45 days ago.

Posted by
Florida
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My valet parking employer charges the staff at over 40 locations a percentage of the cash tips they recieve. The charge is $.50 - $1 per car parked. They have been operating this way for over a decade. The system allows them to charge the clients less for service in order to secure contracts over competitors.

Posted by
Florida
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I work at a perfume store in the mall and I had a customer come in and buy $500 worth of perfumes. My manager is now saying that it might be a fraud and if it is, I would have to pay the $500 out of my paycheck. I also believe that I'm getting paid under the table because they only pay me in cash. I can't afford to lose $500 for something that isn't my fault. Please help me.

Posted by
Florida
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I have done some minor research into this subject and I have still not determined whether or not it is legal, but my employer (an airline) often has me scheduled for shifts longer than 7 hours with less than 6 hours between shifts. A good example would be going to work from 2-10 pm and then being scheduled to come back at 4 am to 10 am. If I could please receive some professional insight on this topic, that would be most excellent.

Posted by
Florida
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I’m a full-time employee since Febuary and I’m cut to only 20 hours a week as of yesterday. I work for Northern Florida Lubes LLC (Havoline Express Lube) Oil change facility. I’ve never been written up or damaged any vehicles during my employment and never called in sick and I’m being cut to 20 hours a week. Behind closed doors, the regionals and supervisors decided to hire work-release inmates to achieve their financial goals, while a few veterans of 10-plus years with the company, including myself, are stuck, feeling forced to seek employment elsewhere. The company is known for its brutal tactics of abuse over the years

Posted by
Florida
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The restaurant I worked for closed unexpectedly and owner never paid me my last paycheck. Shouldered the hours and deserve my money. I have a family and bills that need to be paid. He was also taking taxes from our time cards, which he said he would give all the proper paperwork for taxes at the end of the year. I have tried to reach him but he refuses to answer and solve this matter. There are three other employees who didn't receive their paychecks either.

Posted by
Anonymous
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Is it legal to immediately with no notice evict an employee who is being terminated from promised housing after that person moved his entire life from another state and hasn't even recieved his first paycheck. I'm broke with no where to go and have done a more than adequate job . Can an employer in the state of Florida terminate and evict an employee from job provided housing with no notice?

Posted by
Florida
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Sexual harassment, hostile environment, termination when I revealed I was gay. I was given the reason…“it’s just not working out” after 16 months of employment, without any documented disciplinary measures; and they had just updated their employee handbook to include a process of discipline. I am devastated and do not know how to go on.

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I haven't been scheduled by my job for work since July 5, 2014. The company mixed up my schedule and couldn't accurately tell me when I was supposed to come back to work. Haven't received a call yet to discuss my employment status.

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I have not been paid my last “paycheck” from my former employer, even though I worked the hours for said payment. He is dragging his feet to take care of this situation. And I have bills that need to be paid, including my car note.

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I was hired through a corporate headhunter for a position as a commercial insurance broker. Upon hire by this company, I was told that I would work as a 1099 employee for the first 90 days because of tax purposes? After the initial 90 days, I was told that I had to sign a promissory note for repayment of the salary that I had received. I did NOT sign the note, but the owner of the agency decided to file a suit in civil court for the repayment of the salary, which he calls a loan...In other words, this gentleman believes that I would resign from a position where I had a salary and benefits to work for him for free???

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Employer refuses to pay overtime wages, gas allowance, and my employer is extremely mentally abusive. He always buys the office lunch so we are supposed to excuse his behavior. It has started getting worse and I'm actually in fear bc he started banging on my desk, turning beet red today.

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Out of work for 2yrs I applied for cust. service/web chat work. Hired, trained for 3 full days w/o pay. Worked full time from home/set days/hours/pay. One month in they change rules to high pressure/commission sales for same position. I could make as low as $5.95 (after 15.3% tax). I declined and no longer have a job. The new rules also stated they could change again at any time. I feel they are misdesignating workers to avoid paying taxes and fair wage.
Is there anyway to stop this? They have a constant turnover with many people affected by this.

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loss of business reputation, sleep, family issues, depression, deminished self worth, ect...

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I work as a nurse. We are now required to purchase new uniforms, no problem, but have to pay for the company logo to be embroidered on. We will not be able to use the uniforms outside this institution. We feel at the minimum they should pay for the embroidery.

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I worked in a harmful work environment. They were repetitive, hostile, they affect the person's dignity or psychological integrity. It is humiliating that lowers a person's self-esteem and causes torment. Waking up with headaches in the middle of night or morning, anger, fatigue, stomach problems, stress, unable to be productive at work, loss of self- confidence, paranoia. Making rude, degrading or offensive remarks, from customers. The managment is preventing the person from expressing himself. Threatening constantly. I complained and I got fired.

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I have incurred mental and emotional stress because I can not afford to buy gas, food, or pay my bills on time because of being paid late. I have also incurred monetary expenses by having to get payday loans to cover bills and expenses.

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No base pay, only the $ 2.50 delivery charge added to the bill.
Was fired for refusing to do anything other than drive since I was not being payed. Signed a contract that they refused to give me a copy of.

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