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FairLaw Firm Files Overtime Lawsuit Against Handy Wash, Inc. and Zuni Transportation, Inc.

The FairLaw Firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of drivers who worked for Handy Wash, Inc. d/b/a Independent Drivers Association (Handy Wash) and  Zuni Transportation, Inc. (Zuni). The lawsuit, Peña v. Handy Wash, Inc., was filed in the Southern District of Florida, Case No. 14-20352-CIV-ALTONAGA. Ms. Peña seeks to assemble a collective action so that she… Read More…


FairLaw Firm Teams Up for Collective Action Lawsuit

The FairLaw Firm recently teamed up with Morgan & Morgan on behalf of Benefits Consultants who worked for Physician United Plan and Florida Marketing Organization. The lawsuit, Smith vs. Physicians United Plan, Inc. and Florida Marketing Organization, Inc., was filed in the Southern District of Florida, Case No. 14-cv-60531-SCOLA. Ms. Smith seeks to assemble a collective… Read More…


Former Sergeant Sues City for Overtime

We fight for those who risk their lives and don’t get paid properly for it. We recently sued the City of South Miami for not paying overtime to a former sergeant who earned it. Check out part of the story on our lawsuit, which was reported in the Miami Herald here. The FairLaw Firm is… Read More…


Florida Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

The Florida Minimum Wage is set to increase again. As of January 1, 2014, the Florida Minimum Wage will increase by $0.14 to $7.93 per hour. This also means that tipped workers, such as waiters, waitresses, bartenders, barbacks, bussers, hostesses and others who customarily receive tips must receive at least $4.91 per hour. You can… Read More…


Wage Theft in the News Again

Wage Theft was in the news again, this time appearing on WSVN Channel 7 in Miami on Help Me Howard: WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miam Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco I think that Howard may have been a little mistaken. The only laws that would allow Melissa to get double her unpaid wages would be either… Read More…


FairLaw Firm Suing Big Louie’s Pizza in Hollywood

The FairLaw Firm filed a lawsuit suit against the Big Louie’s Pizza in Hollywood, Florida, for violating the Florida Minimum Wage Act. The FairLaw Firm is claiming that Big Louie’s failed to pay its servers the proper minimum wage, took improper deductions from wages, required servers to share tips improperly, and also failed to properly… Read More…


What Did You Call Me?

Companies will go to great lengths to save money. I have seen many companies who rely on what they call “independent contractors” but who, in reality, are employees. When this happens, companies may have violated overtime laws, minimum wage laws, or both. For instance, delivery drivers who are misclassified (and paid) as independent contractors may… Read More…


How Good Is Broward County’s Wage Theft Ordinance?

Broward County adopted its new Wage Theft Ordinance in early 2013. The purpose of the ordinance is to not only make it easier for employees to recover their wages, but to also provide incentives for employers to pay the amounts due. I have reviewed the Ordinance and provided this summary to give a gist of… Read More…


Florida Minimum Wage Up 12 Cents For 2013

The Florida Minimum Wage went up – increasing from $7.67 per hour in 2012 to the new Minimum Wage of $7.79 per hour for 2013. That’s an increase of $0.12 per hour. Employers can pay $3.02 per hour less than the Florida Minimum Wage, by paying a direct hourly wage of $4.77 per hour to… Read More…


Get A Free Paycheck Review

What’s Your Paycheck Missing ? It Could Be Your Pay! Paychecks tell a lot about a business. For example, paychecks that fail to contain the number of hours worked, the rate(s) of pay, and the dates covered by the paycheck usually prompt me to investigate the business further to determine not if, but how many… Read More…


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