Wage & Hourly Claims

Employment Law Representation in Pittsburgh

Issues surrounding wage and hour matters can be very complicated. As employees, you want to receive fair compensation for the amount of work you put in at your job. As an employer, you want to be able to pay your employees without the threat of a lawsuit arising every time you ask someone to do a little bit more. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we represent both employees and employers in wage and hour claims. We want to ensure that all sides are being treated fairly.

If you feel that you are not being paid for the full amount of your work, or if you are being accused of not paying your employees what they are owed, we can help. Contact a Pittsburgh employment law attorney online today.

Are You Being Denied Overtime Pay?

One of the most common complaints surrounding wage and hour claims are employees not being paid for overtime.

Our dedicated Pittsburgh employment law attorneys have extensive experience representing employees in cases of unpaid overtime and other wage and hour issues including:

  • Nonpayment for overtime work
  • Nonpayment for missed meal breaks
  • Minimum wage
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Nonpayment or underpayment of commissions
  • Bonuses, profit sharing and incentive plans

Federal Law Regarding Wage & Hourly Pay

Lawsuits for overtime pay are brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Pennsylvania law also protects workers from unlawful pay practices under the Minimum Wage Law and the Wage Payment and Collection Law. Understanding the laws, and how they apply to your job and your employer, requires the help of an attorney that is knowledgeable and experienced in wage and hour law. At our law firm, we can put nearly 40 years of combined experience to work for you.

If you have to go to court to obtain overtime pay under the FLSA, or other unpaid wages under federal or Pennsylvania law, you may be entitled to collect not only the wages that you are owed but also penalties and attorney fees.

Employers: Make Sure You Are Protected

Many wage and hour disputes can be avoided by drafting clear and strong policies and employee contracts. We will help you draft policies and contracts that define an employee's pay and fringe benefits.

It is important that you understand whether your employees are considered exempt or non-exempt employees from the requirements for overtime pay. This requires a thorough understanding of the FLSA, regulations and court decisions. Failure to pay overtime could subject you to a lawsuit seeking pay at time and one-half the wage rate, double damages and attorney fees.

Schedule your free case consultation today!