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Overtime Pay

The most common errors in overtime pay emerge from employee misclassification, overlooking hours worked, and inaccurate calculation of hourly wages. Florida follows the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to determine overtime pay. The FLSA does not limit the number of hours an employee can work in a week. However, it dictates when some employees must […]

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Exempt or Non-Exempt? Employee Classification Under FLSA

Florida follows the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to determine if an employee must receive minimum wage and overtime pay. Under FLSA, for covered employers,[1] employees must be afforded these pay protections, unless they are exempt.[2] An employee is considered exempt if: The employee is paid a salary (not paid on an hourly basis); […]

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Workers’ Compensation

Nearly 100,000 people in Florida become injured on the job each year and file for workers’ compensation benefits. Under Chapter 440, F.S., employers with four or more employees[1] (or less, depending on industry) are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover lost wages and medical costs resulting from injuries sustained by employees at work.[2] […]

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Payroll Tax Compliance

Not paying payroll taxes can result in severe civil and criminal penalties under federal and state law, for both, employers and employees. Employers have a duty to pay payroll taxes as part of their responsibilities towards the employees they hire. These employer obligations are not generally levied towards independent contractors[1] or self-employed individuals. However, all […]

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Unemployment Benefits

The federal government joins forces with state agencies to provide unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own. This program is funded through tax collected from employers based on employee wages. Employers pay unemployment tax directly to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR). […]

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