A Clermont resident formerly employed as a server at Outback Steakhouse alleges he was not paid minimum wage.
The man filed a complaint on Jan. 12 in the 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida – Lake County against OS Restaurant Services LLC, doing business as Outback Steakhouse, alleging violation of the Florida Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the man says that he suffered damages from being paid wages at the rate less than the minimum wage. He holds the restaurant responsible because they allegedly failed to pay him the proper minimum wage and instead improperly used a tip credit.
The man requests a trial by jury and seeks liquidated damages, all unpaid wages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just.
In the state of Florida, the tip credit is $3.02 an hour, which means Florida employers may pay tipped employees as little as $5.08 an hour. However, if this lower minimum wage plus the tips the employee earns does not add up to at least the full state minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference. The minimum wage in Florida is $8.10 per hour.
Wage and hour cases can be complex, which is why our Florida Minimum Wage Violations Lawyers at Whittel & Melton urge you to speak with us right away if you think you have a case. If you are being cheated out of minimum wage, let us help you. Call us immediately at 866-608-5529 to understand your legal rights because you have limited amount of time to take action, and if you wait too long, you may lose your right to file a lawsuit.
Our Florida Employment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton offer free and confidential initial consultations to review your case. Contact us today so that we can get started with an investigation into your claim.