Miami Maritime Employment Attorney

Whether working on a commercial or cruise ship, barge, yacht or even on the docks, you put in long hours and work hard for your pay. If a shipping company or ship owner has denied or withheld your full pay, it is important to get an advocate on your side who can explain your rights and help you recover what you are owed.

The law office of Cassidy & Black, P.A., is here to help. With over 50 years of combined experience, the attorneys at our Miami firm understand maritime employment laws. We represent dock workers, cruise ship workers and other seamen throughout Florida with their employment claims.

To schedule a free consultation, contact our firm at (305) 964-8792.

Cruise Ship Employee and Dock Worker Employment Wage Dispute Lawyers

You are entitled to be paid for your labors. You do not need to accept less than what you are owed for your time and effort.

The attorneys at our firm represent cruise ship employees and dock workers with common employment disputes such as:

  • Denied wages including failure to pay bonuses, allowances, vacation or severance pay
  • Miscalculated wages
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Pay cuts due to shortened trips

Maritime laws are complex. In order to collect the wages that you are owed, you should have a lawyer who focuses on maritime law and knows which laws apply to your claim.

Cruise ship employees are considered seamen in maritime and admiralty law. Under the Seaman's Wages Act, ship owners must pay seamen at the end of the voyage or shortly after returning to shore, regardless of whether working as employees or as independent contractors. Ship owners who refuse to pay earned wages without just cause may be forced to pay the wages that are owed as well as a penalty.

Dock workers and longshoreman are frequently misclassified as seamen and denied the overtime they are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Although they are engaged in maritime employment, state and federal laws may still apply.

Contact an Experienced Florida Maritime Employment Lawyer

Our firm handles all matters of employee wage disputes. Our partners are board certified in maritime and admiralty law. Contact our law office to set an appointment by e-mail or phone us at (305) 964-8792.