A Trusted Advocate For Wage And Hour Disputes
Pennsylvania and federal law alike extend protections to workers with regard to minimum wage, overtime pay and paid sick leave. Yet these protections are violated frequently. The U.S. Department of Labor fields more than 20,000 complaints annually. In each of the last five years, employers have been forced to pay more than $250 million in back wages. Indeed, employers’ failure to comply with the laws hurts not only their workers, but also the economy as a whole.
The attorneys at Vinsko & Associates, P.C., offer assistance to workers who have been deprived of their wages. With offices in Wilkes-Barre and Philadelphia, we practice throughout Pennsylvania and represent workers in all industries. We understand that our clients work hard to make a living and deserve nothing less than what they’re lawfully owed.
How Employers Bend The Rules
Employers engage in a number of tactics that violate wage and hour laws, including:
- Forcing employees to work off-the-clock
- Failing to pay employees for the hours they work at home
- Misclassifying workers to exempt them from overtime pay
- Denying lawful breaks and mealtimes to employees
- Maintaining inaccurate records of employees’ hours
These are among the most common errant practices; the list, unfortunately, does go on.
When You’re Deprived Of Wages, We Can Help
A great many workers are afraid to speak up — they are afraid they’ll lose their jobs. Still more are unaware that their rights are being infringed. This is why it’s crucial to consult with an experienced lawyer if you face workplace exploitation.
Our firm is here to help. We fight to get back pay for employees and to protect them from employer retaliation. To learn more about our services, call us at 570-550-0815 or 215-309-8275. You can also reach us online.