What do I do if I was being paid under minimum wage?

I was just recently working for somebody who only wanted to pay me 7.25 to 7.50 an hour. when I asked her to pay me at least minimum wage well I had to find another job. what can or should I do about this situation??

Orlando, FL -

Attorney Answers (3)

Alexis Ann Calleja

Alexis Ann Calleja

Employment / Labor Attorney - Coral Gables, FL
Answered

As of January 1, 2013, the minimum wage in Florida is 7.79 per hour. Therefore, you have a choice of remedies. You could either sue your employer in small claims court or file a claim with the Department of Labor.

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Steven Greg Wenzel

Steven Greg Wenzel

Employment / Labor Attorney - Orlando, FL
Answered

If you we're fired because you asked to be paid the minimum, you have a lawsuit.

James M. Osak

James M. Osak

Employment / Labor Attorney - Madison Heights, MI
Answered

[1000th ANSWER!] If you think that there is a problem with this employer then report them to
you state's Labor Department ---Wages Division. They'll look into it. Good luck!

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