Philadelphia Warehouse Worker Rights
Many warehouse employees are not paid for mandatory activities arising in the warehouse. This is generally illegal. Under Pennsylvania law, warehouse workers should be paid for activities such as:
- Security screenings
- Walking to and from assigned work locations
- COVID health screenings
- Picking up required gear
- And more.
At Winebrake & Santillo, we firmly believe that warehouse employees are entitled to all the protections provided under Pennsylvania law. If you suspect that your employer has violated your rights and federal or state labor laws, we encourage you to let us work with you to hold them accountable.
Contact us to request a free consultation with our Philadelphia-based warehouse lawyers.
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We’ve represented warehouse workers against companies of all sizes, including some of the biggest businesses in the United States. For example, our firm has played a pivotal role in a lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of workers in their warehouse-fulfillment centers. These workers were required to undergo security screenings outside of normal work hours, which were often lengthy and included significant wait times. We argued that this was a violation of Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act (PMWA), because these workers were unpaid for hours they were required to spend on warehouse facility premises.
In July 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion agreeing with our assessment. It opined that under the PWMA, compensable working hours include the entire time an employee is required to be at the workplace, regardless of whether they are performing the outlined duties of their job.
The lawyers at Winebrake & Santillo have litigated more wage and hour cases than anyone else in Pennsylvania. Our office brings more than 70 years of combined experience to the table, and we’re regularly featured on the U.S. News and World Reports’ “Best Law Firms List,” including several “First Tier Rankings.” In addition to Pennsylvania, we've represented workers throughout the United States. If you choose to work with us, you can rest easy knowing that you’re partnering with experienced and skilled attorneys committed to defending the rights of warehouse workers in Philadelphia and across the country.
If you’re a warehouse worker and your employer has violated your protections, call (215) 866-1551 or message us today to discuss your options.