Unpaid Overtime

Pennsylvania Overtime Rights Lawyers

Under state and federal law, employers are required to pay "nonexempt" employees time and a half for all hours over 40 hours a week. Unfortunately, many employers try to get around these laws and do not pay employees what they are owed. If your employer has failed to pay you the overtime pay you are entitled to, you may have a legal claim. The Pittsburgh law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates is one of leading employment firms in Western Pennsylvania. We have successfully taken on employers throughout the state in unpaid overtime litigation.

We Know the Law, and How to Protect Worker's Rights

The majority of unpaid overtime claims hinge on whether a worker is classified as "exempt" or "nonexempt." Under Pennsylvania law, the following types of workers are exempt from overtime.

  • Outside salespeople
  • Executives
  • Workers in an administrative capacity
  • Workers in a professional capacity

Even if your employer classifies you in one of these categories, that is not the end of the discussion. In order to fall into one of these categories, the duties of a job must meet a number of specific requirements. Our attorneys will look closely at your job duties and whether they meet these legal requirements. Our law firm is able to get results in unpaid overtime claims for a wide range of workers, from commissioned employees and piece work employees to minimum wage employees to managers. In every claim, we will fight for your full measure of damages under the law. These damages can include back pay, statutory damages, and attorneys' fees. Attorneys Samuel J. Cordes and John Black have handled numerous unpaid overtime claims. You can depend on our lawyers to fully investigate your claim, and fight for your damages under the law.

Contact the Pittsburgh Unpaid Overtime Lawyers of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates

Call locally at 412-567-5444 , or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.