While some law firms may include wage and overtime law as part of their employment law practice, at Winebrake & Santillo, LLC, wage and overtime law is our practice. The knowledge we have amassed litigating hundreds of wage and overtime rights lawsuits enables us to find solutions to problems that may not always be spotted by other attorneys. We embrace the challenge of standing up for workers and devote our time and resources to ensuring that our clients get the best results possible in trial or at the negotiating table.
Workers deserve to get paid for all time spent working, and most workers are entitled to valuable overtime pay when they work over 40 hours in a workweek. Yet, every year, millions of American workers are cheated out of their full pay because they do not understand their rights under the Nation's complex wage and hour laws. Wage and hour law violations hurt working families. When a company violates the law, it should be held accountable. No one is above the law.
At Winebrake & Santillo, LLC, we firmly believe that workers pursuing their wage and overtime rights are entitled to the same high quality legal representation enjoyed by big corporations. We also understand that workers have a right to be treated with the same level of professionalism, courtesy, and respect accorded to corporate CEOs. Our law firm goes to Federal and State Court to fight for workers who have been deprived of full regular pay and overtime pay in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and similar state laws. Through diligence and experience, we have worked to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for our hard-working clients and their deserving families.
“Appointed class counsel for dozens of wage and hour class claims” - Cuevas v. Citizens Financial Group, 283 F.R.D. 95, 101 (E.D.N.Y. 2012)
“Have significant experience in similar matters under the [Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act]” - Torres v. Brandsafway Indus. LLC, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10631, at *8 (W.D. Pa. Jan. 20, 2023).
- The American Association for Justice, formerly the association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients.
- NELP fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for low-wage workers and the unemployed.
- The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace.
- The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
- The American Sustainable Business Council is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.
- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."
- Founded in 1966 by the Philadelphia Bar Association, Community Legal Services (CLS) has provided free civil legal assistance to more than one million low-income Philadelphians.
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