In July 2014, a federal judge in Philadelphia issued an opinion holding that employees can bring suit under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law when their employers fail to pay them for all of their work hours in a timely manner. In this case, home health aids and homecare workers claimed that their employer – Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. – violated the law by waiting more than 15 days to pay the employees for all of their work hours for the completed pay period. As this case demonstrates, employees must both be paid the minimum wage and be paid in on-time. Late paychecks can be illegal, and Pennsylvania employees who believe their rights have been violated can file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry or can contact our law firm to bring a court case. We file many Pennsylvania wage complaints and lawsuits. The case can be found at: Gordon v. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., No. 13-cv-07175, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95864 (E.D. Pa. July 15, 2014).
Pennsylvania Labor and Wage Lawyer Update: Federal Judge Holds That Late Paychecks Can Violate Federal and Pennsylvania Wage Laws