Articles Posted in Broward County

A former employee is suing a south Florida cleaning company for alleged retaliation.

The man filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in the Broward County Circuit Court, alleging that the company breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the man alleges that he suffered loss of employment, loss of income, worsening of his injury, humiliation and embarrassment on March 3 due to the company allegedly terminating his employment in retaliation for his claim for workers’ compensation benefits due to an injury he allegedly sustained in the scope of his employment.

The man holds the company responsible for allegedly terminating him in bad faith without reasonable grounds, and for allegedly interfering with his right to workers’ compensation benefits.

Florida retaliation laws were enacted to protect employees who take a stand in the workplace and fight for what is right. Our Florida Whistleblower & Retaliation Lawyers at Whittel & Melton represent employees who were terminated for doing the right thing. This includes employees who stand up to unlawful company conduct, file a complaint against their boss/supervisor, or testify against the company in a legal proceeding.

When an employer retaliates against an employee, Florida law provides financial relief. An employer retaliates against an employee when the employer fires, demotes, lays-off, or does anything that negatively affects the terms and conditions of the employee’s job  simply because they stood up to illegal dealings in the workplace.

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A former employee is suing a south Florida company for alleged age discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation.

The woman filed a complaint on Aug. 2 in the Broward County Circuit Court, alleging that the company breached their duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the woman alleges that she suffered damages on Feb. 1, 2015 as a result of the company allegedly terminating her employment based upon her age, disability and in retaliation for her complaints of discrimination. The woman claims that she suffered mental anguish, loss of dignity and loss of future earnings.

The woman holds the company responsible for allegedly acting with malice and reckless disregard for her protected rights, and for allegedly interfering with her contractual right to enjoy the same benefits and privileges as other employees.

Discrimination can take on many different forms. Sadly, when an employer or another employee discriminates against someone because of age or disability, it is not always easy to prove that is the cause of the discrimination. If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination and you have a disability or are over 40 years old, it is important to work with our South Florida Discrimination Lawyers at Whittel & Melton who can protect your rights.

Age discrimination specifically focuses on the concept that an older person cannot perform a job as well as a younger person. If you are 40 or older and are being treated differently than your coworkers, you could have grounds for a discrimination lawsuit. The older you are, the better the argument for age discrimination becomes.

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A former employee has filed a lawsuit against his former South Florida employer, citing alleged unpaid wages.

The man filed a complaint on June 16 in the Broward County Circuit Court, alleging that his former employer failed its duty to pay employees for all hours they worked at the correct rate.

According to the complaint, the man alleges that he and other similarly situated employees have suffered loss of earnings for working additional hours in excess of 40 per week without being compensated at the statutory rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate.

The man holds his former employer responsible for allegedly failing to properly compensate their employees for overtime work.

Powerful and clear labor laws are in place to protect employees’ rights to receive poper pay for all work performed, which includes overtime. Our Fort Lauderdale Unpaid Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help people working in a broad range of positions throughout Broward County and the surrounding communities. You deserve your full pay for hours worked and for commission, vacation pay and sick time earned. We know what your wage and hour law rights are and we can help you fight for what is owed to you.

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A Hallandale Beach man alleges he was not paid a bonus upon a completion of a project as promised.

The man filed a complaint on June 13 in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Broward County against the construction company alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the man worked for the construction company from January to December 2016. The suit states he was assigned to a project in Jensen Beach and was promised a 20 percent bonus of his salary upon its completion, or $19,000.

The man holds the construction company responsible because they allegedly failed to honor their obligation and pay for the extra compensation upon completion of the project.

The man is seeking damages and unpaid wages, plus costs of suit, attorney’s fees and further relief as the court may deem just.

Florida employers often promise their employees a bonus as a way of motivating them to work harder or to create additional incentives that benefit the employer.

There are two types of bonuses: discretionary and non-discretionary. A discretionary bonus is basically a gift, where the employee’s performance is not a factor. A common example of this is a Christmas bonus. In most cases, an employee has no legal right to recover a discretionary bonus.

A non-discretionary bonus is tied to an employee’s performance, and once that condition is met or satisfied, the employee is entitled to that bonus. If you have been denied a non-discretionary bonus, and you have satisfied the terms, you may have a legal right to take action against your employer.

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A Broward County man says his former employer did not pay for all of the overtime hours he worked as an insulation installer.

The man filed a complaint on Feb. 28. According to his complaint, between July 2014 and March 2017, he worked for more than 40 hours per week. He says the company failed to pay him any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half for working more than 40 hours per week. He added that he was terminated in retaliation for complaining about the practice.

No one wants to be duped out of their rightfully earned wages. As an employee, you work hard for your wages and expect that your employer will pay you any and all wages you are owed, including overtime pay.

If you know you earned overtime pay, but were denied overtime wages by your employer, you need to enlist the help of an Unpaid Overtime Lawyer at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible. We cannot stress enough how important it is to act fast in these cases. The longer you wait, the greater the risk of being unable to file a legitimate claim against your employer for unpaid wages.

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A Florida Turnpike road ranger alleges he worked 2.5 hours of overtime per week and was never compensated for it.

The man filed a complaint on Feb. 26 against Florida Turnpike Services LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the man alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours per week as a road ranger without being paid any overtime compensation. He holds Florida Turnpike Services LLC responsible because they failed to pay him any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half.

A Broward County employer is accused of not paying an air conditioning installer and duct cleaner the proper rate for overtime work.

The man filed a complaint on Jan. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against USA Air Duct Cleaners LLC.

According to the complaint, the man alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation during his employment from April to October 2014. He holds USA Air Duct Cleaners LLC responsible because the they failed to pay him any overtime wages at a rate of time-and-one-half despite working more than 40 hours per week. According to the suit, he alleges he worked between 560 to 676 hours of overtime.

Overtime is defined by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The compensation for hours worked more than 40 is 1.5 times the normal hourly rate. For example, if an employee makes $10 per hour, then they should be paid $15 per hour for all hours over 40 worked in that workweek. A work week is seven consecutive 24-hour periods, or 168 hours (24X7). The workweek can start on any day of the week.

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A case manager at Amerigroup Corp. alleges she was denied overtime time as required by law and has filed a class-action suit.

The woman filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Jan. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Amerigroup Corp.

According to the complaint, the woman claims that she worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid any overtime compensation.

Both federal and Florida state wage and hour laws are quite technical and have various exemptions. With that said, these cases require legal representation so that your interests and rights are protected. If you think you have a valid claim for minimum wages or unpaid overtime, you should let our Fort Lauderdale Unpaid Overtime Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help you.

Your consultation with us is free. We will do our best to maximize your recovery to your hard earned wages. If you have co-workers with the same problem, we can bring a class action lawsuit against your employer to recover everyone’s money at the same time.

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A Broward County man alleges a Plantation restaurant only paid his regular wage rate for overtime hours and that he was retaliated against for complaining about the pay practices.

The man filed a complaint on behalf of himself and other similarly situated individuals on Jan. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

According to the complaint, the man claims that on Nov. 10, 2016, his work hours were reduced and he was subsequently terminated by the company in retaliation for his demand to be adequately paid overtime wages for hours worked in excess of 40. The man holds the company accountable because they allegedly failed to pay plaintiff for overtime compensation at the correct rate and failed to maintain proper time records of all hours worked.

He is seeking actual damages for unpaid overtime wages, interest, double/liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs of suit, and further relief as the court deems just.

If you have recently been fired and believe that you have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit, our Florida Wrongful Termination Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. We are committed to getting justice for our clients, which is why we will launch an immediate investigation into your claims to determine if you have a valid claim. We know how unfair it can be to lose your job due to retaliation or discrimination, which is why we will fight for your rights and make sure we do everything in our power to help you achieve a successful outcome for the injustice you have suffered.

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