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Unpaid Wages and Overtime Pay
Weinstein Law Firm, LLC fights for employees when an employer refuses to pay salary and wages in accordance with the law. The most frequent issues we see are not being paid fully for days and hours worked, and also not being paid at the overtime rate of pay. Overtime pay applies, generally, when a non-management level employee has worked more than 40 hours per week. That employee is entitled to an extra 50% hourly wage for all additional hours worked that week.
When an employer fails to meet its legal obligations, employees may pursue claims under the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law and also the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Depending your case and precise issues, we can file the complaint in federal or state court, or even with your local small claims court. Sometimes if we present the issue to a state or federal labor department, investigators there will assist us in pursuing the unpaid money too.
Another issue we see with growing frequency is when an employer requires employees to be available when they’re not actually on the clock. Sometime this requirement triggers an employee’s right to be paid. Another frequent issue pertains to situations where the employer requires employees to prepare for the work activities before the employee is actually on the clock. As an illustration, if the employee must spend 10 minutes prior to each shift putting on protective gear this time may be payable time. Often, though, employers don’t pay for this time like they should.
At Weinstein Law Firm, LLC, we litigate unpaid wages and overtime cases throughout the eastern half of Pennsylvania. Our clients and cases derive from Williamsport to Scranton, down to the Lehigh Valley, Pottsville, and Harrisburg, and in Philadelphia and its suburbs.