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In the state of Florida, who would I contact if an employer

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In the state of Florida, who would I contact if an employer has failed to pay me my wages?
Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. I am very sorry to hear about your difficult getting paid.

The answer to your question is that an employee in your circumstance has two options. The first is to file a wage claim with the Department of Labor. See here for information on how to get started with that process. http://www.dol.gov/wecanhelp/howtofilecomplaint.htm

If the wage claim is for a substantial amount of money or involves particularly complex issues of law, the other option would be to file a lawsuit in civil court. I say this is generally reserved for more complicated or larger stake claims, however, because the procedure is far more complicated and you will likely require an attorney. The good news is that should you choose to pursue a claim in civil court, you will likely be entitled to reimbursement for attorney fees assuming you prevail.

For attorney referrals, visit this link: http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=CA or visit http://www.martindale.com I particularly like Martin Dale because the site allows you to search attorneys by practice area and also provides attorney ratings.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.

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