The City of Philadelphia’s new Wage Theft Law imposes higher penalties for violations than those found at the state level, such as the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law. These laws are meant to curtail abuse by employers who intentionally underpay or withhold payment to workers.
Under Philadelphia’s version, unpaid wage claims for amounts between $100 and $10,000 trigger weekly penalties and suspension of licenses or permits. Additionally, employees now can file claims and employers found in violation will pay workers’ attorney fees.
Philadelphia Wage Theft Complaints Posting and Notice Requirements
Employers must either:
- Provide all employees with the new Philadelphia Wage Theft Complaints notice ; or,
- Display the notice in a conspicuous location
In either case, the notice must be provided in English and any other language spoken by at least five percent of the workforce.
GovDocs clients with locations in Philadelphia will automatically receive the new Philadelphia Wage Theft Complaint notice as part of their ongoing enterprise coverage – at no additional cost.
Yes, city and county posting coverage is that easy with the GovDocs Update Program for large employers!
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