Wage Disputes

Fighting for Pennsylvania Workers

A wage dispute with an employer is often an intimidating experience for employees because they are fearful that pursuing wrongfully withheld wages or overtime pay which they are properly owed will have a negative impact upon their relationship with their employer. However, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment Collection Law (WPCL) provide important rights to Pennsylvania individuals whose employers wrongfully withhold wages.

Steele Schneider has a significant amount of experience utilizing both of these laws to protect the rights of Pennsylvania workers who have disputes over:

  • Wage Payments
  • Commission Payments
  • Overtime Wages
  • Bonuses

Pennsylvania WPCL

The Pennsylvania WPCL is designed to help level the playing field between employees who are seeking wages and large, corporate employers who have limitless financial resources at their disposal. In recognition of the fact that employers may try to leverage their superior financial position to force employee to jump through a number of legal hoops in their effort to collect owed wages, the WPCL allows an award of attorneys' fees to you, the employer. We always seek to have our legal fees paid by your employer and, in some cases, the prospects of legal fees being paid by your employer allow us to take on WPCL cases on a contingency fee basis, where you pay nothing unless we prevail in the case.

Maintain Your Employment

We recognize the importance to employees of maintaining employment while they are seeking wages that they are owed. An employee should not be placed in a position of having to choose between collecting owed wages and losing his or her employment. Because of our experience handling wage dispute claims, in many situations we are able to work cooperatively with employers when possible so that employment can continue during and after the resolution of claims.

Steele Schneider represents clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. Contact us at 412-235-7682 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh employment law attorney.