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Labor and FLSA Claims in PA

At Justice Guardians, we provide legal assistance for both federal and state labor and employment laws. Our law office has been helping workers file federal and state wage and hour claims for decades. We also represent individuals in hostile work environments and discrimination cases. We have successfully litigated hundreds of these cases for our clients and strive to help each client get paid fairly.

For more information on the FLSA and other employment matters, contact our Pennsylvania FLSA and labor law attorneys at Justice Guardians.

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What is the Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938 to protect workers from unfair working conditions. This law ensures that companies must pay employees fairly for their labor. The FLSA sets standards for wages and hours worked by employees. Companies must comply with the FLSA unless one of the exemptions applies.

Employees are entitled to receive compensation for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. They are also entitled to overtime pay for hours worked beyond 40 hours per week.

In addition to basic wage requirements, the FLSA covers overtime pay, child labor laws, record keeping, and discrimination against staff based on race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and age.

Do Employees Have Rights in the Workplace?

Workers have rights in the workplace. Based on state and federal employment law they deserve fair pay, benefits, and respect. A few of the rights awarded to workers include:

Fair Pay & Benefits

An employer cannot pay an employee below the minimum required pay or deny them access to health insurance. An employer may not discriminate against an employee based on race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Worker Protection Laws

An employer cannot fire an employee without cause according to employment law. An employer cannot retaliate against an employee for complaining about discrimination. An employer cannot force an employee to sign away their right to sue the employer.

Job Security

An employer cannot fire or lay off an employee unless they violates a law or breaks a contract. An employer cannot refuse to hire an applicant because of their race, color, sex, religion, national origin or age based on employment law.

Freedom From Harassment

An employer cannot harass an employee. He/she cannot threaten to fire an employee if she does not perform her job duties. An employer cannot sexually harass an employee.

Right To Organize

An employer cannot interfere with an employee's union organizing efforts. An employer cannot discipline or discharge an employee for engaging in protected activity.

Right To Be Treated Equally

An employer cannot treat one employee differently than another. For example, employment law prohibits an employer from giving preferential treatment to a white employee over a black employee.

What Are Some Wage Exemptions in Pennsylvania?

Minimum wage exemptions are employment laws that allow employers to pay workers below minimum pay regulations without facing any penalties.

There are several exemptions in the state of Pennsylvania under the FLSA, including those:

  • working under certain conditions (e.g., seasonal workers and those working part-time).
  • working for nonprofit organizations.
  • working for small employers.
  • working in agricultural occupations.
  • working as an independent contractor.
  • working under special circumstances (e.g., students, domestic workers, interns).

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What Can You Do If Your Employer Denies to Give Your Earned Wage?

Unfortunately, not all companies pay their staff what they owe. This is especially true for hourly workers but also applies to salaried employees.

If your employer has refused to pay you what you earned based on your wage and hour rate, you can file an unpaid wages claim with the U.S. Department of Labor.

This means filing a complaint against your former employer and requesting back pay. To qualify for backpay, you must prove that you worked for your employer and were entitled to payment.

In addition, you must provide evidence that your employer owes you back pay. For example, you can submit payroll records showing wage and hour history.

Pennsylvania employment lawyers can advise you on how to proceed with wage and hour claims. They can help you find solutions to problems such as unpaid wages, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Our law firm is committed to helping each worker hold their employer accountable for labor and employment claims. 

Can You Take a Legal Action Against Your Employer If Overtime Pay is Not Paid?

Overtime pay is an issue that has been going on for years. Many workers don't receive full pay despite working longer hours than normal.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly half of private-sector employers fail to provide the appropriate pay to hourly workers.

An employee who works overtime without receiving overtime wages may have two claims against their employer.

Unpaid Minimum Wage Claim

According to employment law, every worker must be paid minimum wage no matter how much they actually earn. This means that any employee who does not receive overtime wages must be paid minimum wage plus regular wages.

Wage laws apply to all individual employees regardless of whether they are salaried or hourly.

Employers cannot avoid paying overtime wages simply by classifying staff members as salaried instead of hourly.

Failure To Provide Timely Payment Of Wages

Federal law also requires that payroll is processed within five days after the end of each month.

However, companies sometimes delay payment until the next payday. For example, a company may wait until the following Friday to pay its staff.

When an employer delays payment, it violates federal law. The experienced Pennsylvania employment lawyers at Justice Guardians help to file claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to hold employers accountable. Our labor lawyers understand the federal and state laws that regulate hour laws and can help file FLSA claims.

How Can Our Dedicated Philadelphia Employment Lawyers Help?

At Justice Guardians, an experienced Philadelphia employment law attorney can help you understand your rights under the FLSA and can assist you in filing a claim to obtain the necessary compensation and wrongful termination. We can even address questions from independent contractors and matters regarding the medical leave act and workers' compensation.

Contact a Pennsylvania Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyer (FLSA)

If you were working for a company in Pennsylvania and the company was not paying you the appropriate wage or overtime, then you may have a strong case for a wage and hour claim. At Justice Guardians Pennsylvania, our law firm will fight for your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Our employment attorneys are dedicated to helping you achieve positive results for your labor and employment case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Philadelphia employment law attorneys.

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Our Local Labor and FLSA Offices in Pennsylvania

Justice Guardians
1067 Mansion Lane
Garnet Valley, PA 19060
VG7G+PF Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 549-4218
Justice Guardians
630 Fairview Rd #104
Swarthmore, PA 19081
VJRW+GX Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 229-7624
Justice Guardians
495 Thomas Jones Way #304-C
Exton, PA 19341
28FW+6M Exton, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 214-4985
Justice Guardians
1142 Hamilton St #102
Allentown, PA 18102
HGX9+QF Allentown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-9369
Justice Guardians
3301 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
2XR4+4R Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 332-1769
Justice Guardians
3400 Aramingo Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134
XVRX+XF Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 277-2890
Justice Guardians
352 Church Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19144
2RQM+45 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (445) 200-5285
Justice Guardians
5327 Walnut St #201
Philadelphia, PA 19139
XQ5C+2H Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 313-5200
Justice Guardians
8232 West Chester Pike #101
Upper Darby, PA 19082
XP89+6Q Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-1069
Justice Guardians
6720 Old York Rd #102
Philadelphia, PA 19126
3V45+8Q Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 930-6969
Justice Guardians
107 E Main St #309
Norristown, PA 19401
4M75+F6 Norristown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 596-8007
Justice Guardians
7708 City Ave #208-A
Philadelphia, PA 19151
XPGG+VM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 414-7404
Justice Guardians
2 Industrial Blvd #210-B
Paoli, PA 19301
2GV2+8Q Paoli, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 214-5070
Justice Guardians
100 Presidential Blvd #104
Bala Cynwd, PA 19004
2Q6P+HP Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 424-2007
Justice Guardians
105 Westtown Rd #A
West Chester, PA 19382
XC75+PR West Chester, Pennsylvania
Phone: (484) 261-8700
Justice Guardians
661 Bristol Pike #101
Bensalem, PA 19020
328F+26 Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 293-5585
Justice Guardians
817 Linden St #103
Bethlehem, PA 18018
JJGH+6P Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 403-9675
Justice Guardians
3501 Masons Mill Rd #501-B
Hatboro, PA 19040
5W5F+92 Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 376-3820
Justice Guardians
815 Greenwood Ave #22-A
Jenkintown, PA 19046
3VWG+24 Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 305-9007
Justice Guardians
15260 Kutztown Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530
G6HP+94 Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 465-1080
Justice Guardians
940 Town Center Dr Suite F- 50B
Langhorne, PA 19047
54QC+CX Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 329-0702
Justice Guardians
3545 Rhoads Ave #103
Newtown Square, PA 19073
XJQ2+5X Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 360-6269
Justice Guardians
925 E High St #101
Pottstown, PA 19464
69V9+MR Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Phone: (267) 308-4988
Justice Guardians
400 Washington St #307
Reading, PA 19601
83PC+J8 Reading, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 589-0900
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