Paycheck Issues & Disputes
Contact Our Fort Lauderdale Wage Attorneys Today
Paycheck issues and problems with payroll are more common than most people realize. All employers are required to pay their employees for services rendered, but payroll mistakes and wrongful business practices lead to millions of dollars in unpaid wages—and thousands of lawsuits—each year.
Florida law dictates that employees are entitled to receive a detailed paycheck each pay period or within one calendar month (30 days) of the previous pay period, though this can vary depending on your employment agreement. Your paycheck should clearly show your earned wages, deducted taxes, and other relevant information. If you and many others have a paycheck issue or dispute, you may be able to file a class action lawsuit against your employer.
Call USA Employment Lawyers at (800) 483-0998 to speak to our Fort Lauderdale wage lawyers about your situation. We offer free, confidential case evaluations.
Understanding Florida Paycheck Laws
State laws govern how employers may pay their employees, as well as employees’ paycheck rights in Florida. However, certain issues, such as the frequency and schedule of wage payment, are not covered under Florida state law.
In Florida, an employer may pay employees by:
- Check (without fees or deductions)
- Direct deposit (with written employee consent)
There are currently no laws in Florida regarding payment upon:
- Voluntary separation (quitting)
Can an Employer Deduct Wages for Mistakes in Florida?
The state of Florida doesn't have a state law on regulating deductions that can be taken from an employee’s paycheck, meaning employers can generally charge you for mistakes as long as you are still making minimum wage.
For example, an employer may deduct or withhold wages to cover the cost of:
- Required employee uniforms
- Tools necessary for the job
- Cash shortage
However, these deductions cannot be taken from an employee’s paycheck if such a deduction will result in the employee earning less than minimum wage (if the employee is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act).
However, it is important to note that some paycheck rights are covered by federal law. If you are dealing with a paycheck issue, contact our firm to discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced attorney in Fort Lauderdale.
Types of Paycheck Issues We Handle
Resolving a paycheck dispute or related matter can be an incredibly difficult and complex process. It is wise to enlist the help of a seasoned attorney who understands the intricacies and various processes involved. At USA Employment Lawyers, we have helped both employees and employers navigate all types of paycheck issues and disputes.
Our firm can assist you with the following and more:
- Unpaid wages
- Overtime and minimum wage disputes
- Payroll mistakes/discrepancies
- Recovering a final paycheck
- Wage garnishment
- Recovering a withheld paycheck
- Unpaid breaks
- Issues with direct deposit
How We Can Help
We offer creative solutions tailored to our clients’ unique goals. Our attorneys employ a results-based approach and are not afraid to litigate your case if necessary. We assist both employees and business owners throughout the state of Florida with an array of complex paycheck issues; find out how our firm can help you with your case today.