Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 08, 2013
The wage and hour lawyers at Morgan & Morgan are alerting the public to a new study which revealed that Florida workers are earning less per hour than in 2000. Workers’ median hourly wage is down 4.3 percent since 2000, according to a Sept. 2 article in The Miami Herald citing a new study conducted by Florida International University.*
“Essentially, the study revealed that while workers’ wages are increasing, they are not increasing fast enough to keep up with the rising prices companies are charging consumers,” said Richard Celler, head of Morgan & Morgan’s Labor and Employment Division.
According to the article, the average hourly pay rate for Florida workers decreased approximately 50 cents “from about $14.50 to under $14, when measured in 2010 dollars.” The study also revealed that white workers are likely to be paid more than African American and Hispanic workers.
“The results of this study are disheartening for both Florida workers and the lawyers in my department,” added Mr. Celler. “Thankfully, we remain dedicated to ensuring workers across the state are properly paid for their work, no matter their race or job title.”
Morgan & Morgan’s Labor and Employment Division handles cases involving overtime and minimum wage pay, discrimination, sexual harassment and employer retaliation. For more information on the firm and for a free labor and employment case evaluation, please visit http://www.forthepeople.com today.
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