PR Log - Oct 30, 2012 - Florida has very specific labor and employment laws regarding time and a half pay for working over a 40 hour work week. According to the CALN representative, "The health care industry workers are one of the largest groups effected due to fill in work, missed lunches and breaks and overtime due to emergencies. Florida has a huge population of elderly which results in a very large population of home health workers, hospitals, and health care workers in general." http://classactionlawyernetwork.com/florida-wage-hour-law...
Class action lawyer network asks, have you been working over a 40 hour work week and denied your legal time and a half over time? They want you to be aware that you may be entitled to your full back pay and additional damages. "Your employer must abide by the Florida overtime laws that require time and a half for anything worked over the 40 hour work week". This includes:
Time on your computer or returning calls from your home after your work day ends. Time worked to fill in during required lunch breaks and break time. Any special meetings you are asked to attend before you have clocked in or after you have clocked out. Being asked to come in on your days off for any special meetings.
They go on to explain:
"An employment law lawyer normally handles wage and hour claims but, some wage and hour claims come under class action lawsuits depending on how many employees are involved and how widespread the violations by your employer or company you work for is. The largest offenders in Florida are health care industry facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and medical offices where fill in time is often requested for call in or emergencies."
The Wage and Hour Claim helpline should be called if you believe you have a wage and hour claim. 1 800 733-5342