My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Florida
I work in a veterinary clinic in Broward county. We generally work 37.5 to 45. hours or more weekly. Our pay is calculated by the hour, but our paychecks do not reflect the hours worked, other than the fluctuation in actual pay. The checks have all of us listed as salary. We are not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. We are not allowed the 15 minute breaks that we believe we are entitled to, or an actual lunch period. We are allowed to consume a lunch, if the work load allows and are expected to continue working without regard to having had a break or not.
Recently, two of us were served with jury duty. Our employer states that compensation for jury duty is to be taken from our vacation pay. A senior co-worker confirmed this as she had been served with jury duty many years ago, was chosen and lost her wages for the time she served as a juror. Another co-worker is expected to serve in the month of September, but is not looking forward to losing wages as well. As it stands, we are not completely certain that we are being treated legally. Please direct me as I am not sure how to determine my/ our status and how it may affect what we are entitled to.