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Pensacola Overtime and Unpaid Wages Attorney

Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve

You work hard for every dollar you earn. Depending on your company’s overtime policies, working hours outside of your typical schedule may entitle you to a higher hourly wage than your normal pay. When you work these longer days, it is worth it for the big paycheck you receive at the end of the week.

Unfortunately, the anticipation and excitement of receiving a higher paycheck than usual can quickly turn into confusion and frustration if the amount you are paid is not the amount you should have earned.

Our Pensacola overtime and unpaid wage lawyers are your resource in wage violation cases. Contact us today to discuss your options.

Wage and Overtime Law in the State of Florida

For non-exempt employees, Florida workers are entitled to the overtime compensation defined by federal law. Any time worked over 40 hours in a single week must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times the employee’s standard pay. Unlike some other states, Florida does not have its own additional laws for overtime compensation requirements. It does not require additional weekend and holiday pay by law, and any special pay rates on those dates are defined by employers.

Standard workweek wages must be paid, in full, with no exceptions. If your employer has not fully paid any of your wages, you are entitled to pursue legal action and recover your compensation and potentially additional awards, depending on your case. Specifically, Florida law states that those who win a wage violation case “shall recover the full amount of any back wages unlawfully withheld plus the same amount as liquidated damages, and shall be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. In addition, they shall be entitled to such legal or equitable relief as may be appropriate to remedy the violation including, without limitation, reinstatement in employment and/or injunctive relief.”

Employers found to be in violation of Florida’s compensation laws may also be required to pay a $1,000 fine. A member of the state legislature can also choose to enact civil litigation for the violation.

Contact The Watson Firm for a Free Consultation

Wages are your right as a worker, and your employer cannot deny you this right for any reason. If you are a victim of a wage violation, The Watson Firm is available to speak about the details of your case.

Contact our Pensacola overtime and unpaid wage attorneys if you were not fairly compensated for regular or overtime hours worked. Call 850-607-2929 or complete the form on our website to schedule a free consultation.

Proven Results

Millions Obtained on Behalf of Florida Injury Victims

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $12,400,000 Awarded to Pensacola Car Accident Victim

    Mr. Watson represented Plaintiff in a car accident case against a trucking company that had traveled to Pensacola to perform tree-trimming work after a storm. While traveling to work, the tree-trimming truck collided into Plaintiff head-on.

  • $5,000,000 Awarded to Jacksonville Car Accident Victim

    Watson represented the family of a motorist who had sustained fatal injuries after being rear-ended by an eighteen-wheeler near Jacksonville, Florida.

  • $3,400,000 Awarded to Pensacola Woman Injured On Defective

    Plaintiff was operating a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) manufactured by Yamaha on her property (on flat terrain), when the vehicle overturned on top of her as she executed a right turn.

  • $1,000,000 Awarded to Pensacola House Fire Victims

    This case came to Mr. Watson after having been rejected by other lawyers because the Defendant homeowner had no home owner’s insurance.

  • $900,000 Awarded to Pensacola Auto Accident Victim

    Plaintiff was severely injured in a car accident. Mr. Watson located two insurance policies that were responsible for paying the damages caused in the collision.

  • $750,000 David Versus Goliath

    On the eve of trial, Pensacola Attorney Aaron Watson recovered $750,000.00 for his client, who was injured due to the conduct of a negligent corporation. After nearly two years of litigation, discovery, hearings, and depositions from coast to coast, the Defendant saw the light and settled just weeks before its January trial.

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