The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

Stealing wages from the working poor
February 21, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

Philadelphia sports bar and restaurant chain Chickie’s & Pete’s has signed a consent judgment agreeing to pay current and former employees more than $6.8 million in back wages and damages for improperly taking tips from servers and violating federal minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements. Following one of the U.S. Department of Labor’s largest tipped […]

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Raising minimum wage helps economy
January 10, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

One popular myth is that raising the minimum wage hurts the economy. Seventy-five years of empirical data has busted that myth wide open. Since 1938, the minimum wage has been raised several times yet the economy has grown and grown. Raising the minimum wage creates purchasing power for wage earners who then spend their wages. […]

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Workers can’t survive on the minimum wage
July 26, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

From Secretary of Labor Tom Perez – To create opportunity for American workers, we must ensure that they can earn enough to support a family and afford life’s very basics. Tomorrow, it will be exactly four years since our low-wage workers last saw a raise. Now more than ever, we must renew the call to increase […]

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