Q: How can I get the work I did for and get paid? I just want what was offered to me, what I worked for.
My husband and I moved to Tampa because one of his friends was opening a restaurant, he offered him a partnership, but after us working for almost two months, he gave both of us a W2. Then we realized it was never his intention to treat us as equals. The biggest problem is me, he told me that he would pay me for all the hours I worked in February and March, plus the web service design, which he has the invoices, and only paid once so far. I was forced to claim unemployment because till now, he didn't give me anything, his answer was: you will get compensated don't worry. He gave me the clock in number after two days of the opening so he cut down 16 hours of work from my paycheck, plus he made me clock out one day because "he didn't know how to pay me" I told him, service as a web designer is a service, you don't have to pay me that as hours worked. So right now I'm missing 24.5 hours from my paycheck, the agreed salary was $16 per hour so he put $14 in my paystub and gave me $124.
A: You should be paid for all hours worked and at rates which are both consistent with the FLSA, and florida wage law and per any contractual promise. You have rights. Find a wage and hour lawyer or reach out to us. Most wage and hour employees, employment lawyers will be glad to review all of this and provide free consultations.
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