Wage Dispute Claims
State and federal laws mandate clear protections to ensure timely payment of all earned wages and overtime to employees. If you feel you have not been paid the wages you earned, we can evaluate your claim for possible violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or Pennsylvania law. Our Philadelphia employment law firm has recovered unpaid wages and damage awards for many of our clients.
A wage dispute can involve a number of possible violations, including:
- Minimum wage violations
- Unpaid or miscalculated overtime wages
- Unauthorized deductions from paychecks
- Not providing meal times or periodic breaks
- Unpaid travel time
- Failure to pay sales commissions
- Independent contractors functioning as de facto employees
Wage Disputes Take Many Forms
Wage disputes may involve employment discrimination or employer retaliation, if, for example complaints about unpaid overtime result in termination or other consequences levied against the employee. In these cases, a wage dispute attorney may help an employee get the pay that is rightfully theirs.
If an employer’s pattern of underpaying the workforce is widespread and consistent, the lawsuit may be certified as a class action to cover other workers as well.
Our attorneys can help you determine if you are misclassified as exempt or you are entitled to overtime or wages.
Under state and federal law, employers are liable for intentionally withholding or under-paying wages. If you have been subject to underpayment, you may be able to recover additional damages over and above the wages owed you.