NEW PHILADELPHIA WAGE THEFT LAW TAKES EFFECT
On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Labor Law on Jul 6, 2016.
A new Philadelphia ordinance, effective July 1, 2016, will have a significant effect on employers who fail to pay wages to their employees for work performed in Philadelphia. Titled Wage Theft Complaints, the ordinance provides for administrative and court remedies, and penalties for “wage theft”, defined by the ordinance as any violation of the Pennsylvania Wage, Payment and Collection Law, Minimum Wage Act, or any other federal or state law regulating the payment of wages, for work performed in Philadelphia.
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