Minimum Wage Attorney Pennsylvania

BCJ Law helps workers denied minimum wages. Our clients usually don’t pay us anything because most minimum wage laws allow us to get our fees and costs from the company that’s not paying your minimum wage. To get a free case review from BCJ Law’s minimum wage attorney, call 1-800-997-5561 or complete our contact form.

What is the minimum wage in Pennsylvania?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act (MWA) require employers to pay $7.25 per hour for the first 40 hours of each work week. There are, however, various categories of workers that are exempt from the minimum wage.

What are common minimum wage violations?

Your rights under minimum wage laws may be violated and you may be denied your lawful wages if any of the following apply:

  • Your employer classifies you as an "independent contractor" when you should be classified as an "employee."
  • You work through breaks without pay.
  • You aren't paid to go through security checks before or after your shift.
  • Your employer classifies you as a "manager" or "administrator" and pays a salary even though you don't have managerial or administrative discretion.
  • You aren't paid to put on protective clothing or other required gear before or after your shift.
  • You're a home healthcare aid that doesn't get overtime.
  • You get paid a salary and you're employer classifies you as exempt, but no exemption applies. This often applies to computer employees and outside sales representatives.

Denied minimum wages? We can help.

If you think you or your fellow co-workers were denied your minimum wages, contact us for help. Minimum wage laws, including the FLSA, MWA, and Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL), allow employees to sue employers to recover unpaid wages. In addition to past due wages owed, you also can get various forms of liquidated damages to compensate for unpaid minimum wages.

BCJ Law usually can represent employees denied minimum wages for free. We are able to do this because the FLSA, MWA, WPCL, and other minimum wage laws allow us to get our fees and costs from the company that denied you your lawful wages. BCJ Law also is familiar with class action (MWA and WPCL) and collective action (FLSA) procedures and the federal court system. Class and collective action mechanisms allow employees to band together to recover their wages when companies violate the law.

What are some of the largest employers in Pennsylvania?

Here’s a list of some of the largest employers in Pennsylvania:

  • Allegheny Health Network (AHN)
  • Amazon
  • Comcast
  • Giant Eagle
  • Giant Food Stores
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's
  • Merck
  • Penn State University
  • Sheetz
  • Target
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • USPS
  • Wal-Mart
  • Weis Markets

Hire BCJ Law to help!

If you or your co-workers are denied minimum wages, please contact BCJ Law for help. To get a free case review from our minimum wage attorney, call us at 1-800-997-5561 or complete our contact form.

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