Employees who work 40 hours a week understand that hard work and dedication is needed most days to complete those hours. Therefore, when an employee is needed to work overtime, they expect and should be compensated for the extended hours. If employees must work over the designated full-time hours and are not properly paid, action may need to be taken in order for the situation to be resolved.
Four workers in Florida are currently seeking a lawsuit against their employer after alleging that they were not paid for overtime hours worked. The four current and former workers claim that on nights they were required to stay overnight at the adult care homes at which they worked, the employees were taken off the clock. The workers still provided care during those hours and believe they should be entitled to their unpaid extra wages.
The defendants in the case believe that there was a misunderstanding in the terms of employment as their representation states that the workers were not covered under the Federal Labor Standards Act. However, the workers believe that overtime laws were violated. They are currently seeking compensation for unpaid wages, damages and legal fees.
Being improperly compensated for hours worked can be a serious point of contention for employees. If the situation is not handled in an appropriate manner, workers may find that moving forward with legal action could be suited for their circumstances. Therefore, information on Florida wage-and-hour laws concerning overtime and other issues could help concerned workers determine how to proceed.
Source: newsherald.com, Suit says bosses failed to pay overtime, Chris Olwell, Jan. 7, 2014