You may ask yourself: Why use a private attorney for my wage theft claim against my Florida employer?
You may be asking yourself, why should I hire a private lawyer to make a claim to recover my unpaid regular and/or overtime wages? Can’t I just contact the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and have them help me? While the DOL has many competent people working there, they are overworked and understaffed. As a result, they may lack the manpower to adequately protect all the employees in Florida. Furthermore, the DOL has no direct financial motive to collect your unpaid wages and/or overtime pay as quickly as possible. Fortunately, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) provides the incentive for a private law firm such as the Law Offices of Rose H. Robbins to handle your case and move it forward as quickly as possible.
Federal and Florida unpaid wage laws allow private attorneys to recover attorney fees from the employer if the employee had to hire a lawyer to recover unpaid wages. Attorney’s fees in these claims can sometimes be greater than the unpaid wage claim itself. Because of this factor, the employer has a greater incentive to resolve an overtime or unpaid wage claim with a private attorney than with the Department of Labor.
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Law Offices of Rose H. Robbins
Headquartered in Boca Raton and serving clients across Florida, from Miami to Jacksonville, from Tampa to Orlando, this law firm represents clients with claims for unpaid overtime & minimum wage violations, wrongful termination, retaliation, age discrimination, sex discrimination, pension & employee benefits, FMLA, and disability discrimination.
At the Law Offices of Rose H. Robbins, you will receive the personal attention that your unpaid wage claim deserves. Additionally, we file most of
our claims in United States Federal District Court using the electronically sophisticated online filing system. This also significantly improves the efficiency and speed of the recovery process. You will pay us nothing unless we get a recovery for you, and our fees come from the recovery itself. Our contingency agreement gives us the incentive to get you everything you are entitled to, which may include liquidated damages, interest, and costs, and to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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Boca Raton Cape Coral Clearwater Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Hallandale Hialeah Hollywood Jacksonville Miami Beach Orlando Port St. Lucie St. Petersburg Tallahassee Tampa West Palm Beach
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Broward County Duval County Hillsborough County Miami-Dade County Orange County Palm Beach County Pinellas County
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