Wage and Hour Claims

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's wage and hour claims attorneys have helped thousands of hourly employees recover full regular pay or overtime pay that their employers had illegally denied them.

Both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state laws, such as the Pennsylvania Wage and Hour Act, require employers to pay their employees fairly - including overtime beyond 40 hours of work per week.

As part of the firm's Class Action Practice Group, SMBB's wage and hour claims attorneys have successfully handled wage and hour claims addressing a wide array of scenarios. These cases occur when employers:

  • Fail to credit and pay employees for all the time they actually work
  • Misclassify salaried employees as managers, supervisors, administrators or professionals in order to claim these employees are exempt from overtime pay provisions
  • Classify employees as independent contractors
  • Claim overtime pay is not owed to employees unless a manager has authorized it

Wage and Hour Expertise

Familiar with the nuances of federal and state labor laws, SMBB's wage and hour claims attorneys skillfully investigate the working conditions that may have resulted in unfair payment policies. For example, just because a retailer calls an employee an assistant manager does not necessarily mean that overtime pay is no longer required. Regardless of an employee's job title, if that employee has no true decision-making authority, he or she is not exempt from being paid overtime. In addition, just because you are a salaried employee does not automatically disqualify you from overtime pay.

Compensation for Wage and Hour Claims

Compensation can include full back pay and/or back overtime pay plus interest. The employer also must agree to fairly compensate its employees in the future. Finally, both federal and state laws require the employer to pay the employees' attorney fees.

If you and your coworkers believe you have been denied fair wages for your work, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help you, contact our wage and hour claims attorneys today.