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
Michael C. Black, P.A., is here to help. With over 20 years of experience, our attorney 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
Cruise Ship Employee and Dock Worker Employment Wage Dispute Lawyer
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.
Michael C. Black represents cruise ship employees and dock workers with common employment
disputes such as:
- Denied wages including failure to pay bonuses, allowances, vacation or
- 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 attorney is
board certified in maritime and admiralty law.
Contact our law office to set an appointment by e-mail or phone us at