Monday, April 09, 2007

wages - WPCL - attorney fees

Zdrok v. Main Line Mortgage Co. - Superior Court - April 5, 2007

This case was remanded for a calculation and award of attorney fees to the prevailing party below. A fee award is mandatory in an action brought under the Wage Payment and Collection Law, 43 P.S. sec. 260.9a(f), citing Oberneder v. Link Computer Corp, 696 A.2d 148, 151 (Pa. 1997). "This conclusion promotes the statute's purpose to protect employees when employers breach a contractual obligation to pay wages."