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Hi, is it legal for a boss to pay in Florida under the minimum wage/ hr when working straight 24 hrs in caregiving. In the contract my girlfriend got paid originally $14.00/ hr and boss was to keep 40% of that pay by the client’s daughter- caregiving job.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this wage-and-hour issue with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

She called a lawyer in Pensacola, FL who she says was not interested in the case

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

Her boss from the caregiving agency says she will only charge the clients daughter $100.00/ 24hr of which the boss will keep 40%. My girlfriend had not discussed pay concerning this till after many mo. I don’t k ow why she let it go so long.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The job involves complete care to a 96 yr old lady. She’s taken care of her for over 5 yrs but the first 4 yrs it was simply 4 hrs a day.

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Usually, the law states that the caregiver when working 24 hours gets the pay hourly except for 8 hours of "sleeping time." Also, the caregiver must be paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 in the 7-day work week, excluding sleeping time.

The boss talking about keeping 40% of the pay does not seem right. Possibly, that could mathematically work out but it is unclear.

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I will forward your reply to my girlfriend and have her contact you if she needs more i formation.Thank you so much!
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