Fair Labor Standards Act

Philadelphia Wage And Hour Attorneys

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal statute that protects workers' rights to fair pay. Workers are guaranteed both minimum wage benefits and overtime compensation under the FLSA, which has been our country's bedrock law regarding workers' rights for 70 years. The Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL) is a state law that also protects workers' pay rights.

At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we take violations of workers' rights seriously, and we will fight to make sure employees are treated fairly. Our experienced attorneys have been helping injured workers with workers' compensation claims since 1972. You have the right under federal and state law to be compensated for the working hours you put in, including overtime.

What Are Your Rights As An Employee?

Do you believe your employer is violating your rights as an employee? You may have an FLSA or WPCL case if you, as a nonexempt employee, are not receiving overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours per work week; you are making less than minimum wage ($7.25/hr); you receive late or incomplete payment of your expected wages or you are not being compensated for the hours you have worked.

Many companies try to take shortcuts and do not believe they have to pay employees for work-related activities like:

  • On-call time
  • Waiting/Preparation time
  • Rest and meal periods
  • Shift transition time
  • Time spent in training and meetings
  • Time spent at work changing into and out of required work uniform
  • Time spent off-the-clock maintaining your required work uniform
  • Any off-the-clock work

Free FLSA Case Evaluation

Do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced wage and hour lawyers if you suspect you are a victim of an FLSA or WPCL violation. We have an office in Pittsburgh and handle FSLA cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. We are ready to discuss your rights as a worker with you, and the options available to you to address any workplace wage and hour violations. Please call us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.

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