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Big Numbers and Dollar Signs Can’t Tell You Whether a Law Firm Is Right for You

When you’re choosing an advocate to fight for your rights, the first question you want to ask is, “Does this attorney understand someone like me?”

That’s a judgment call only you can make. And no billboard full of dollar amounts can tell you how a law firm will handle a case as individual as yours.

We know how important the financial side can be. But the real measure of success is this: Lives made better. To help you decide whether we’ll understand your life and your suffering, we’d like to tell you about some of the people we’ve worked with, and how we’ve helped them put their lives back together.

Then, if you feel there’s a fit between your world and what you see on this page, let’s talk.

James L.


A Pennsylvania energy producer will pay $1.2 million to end a class and collective action from oil and gas workers accusing it of misclassifying them as independent contractors, according to a proposed final settlement in federal court.

Goodrich & Geist are local counsel on this case as attorneys representing plaintiffs including James L., who brought the lawsuit individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated.

Seasoned Employment Attorneys Representing Clients Through Western PA With Employment And Overtime Pay Concerns

State and federal laws exist to protect workers. Unfortunately, employers often violate these laws. At the law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., our Pittsburgh employment law attorneys fight for workers whose employers failed to follow the law. We know how we would feel if an employer violated the rights of a family member. We treat our clients like family, working hard to ensure justice under the law.

Call Our Pittsburgh Employment Law Attorneys If Your Employer Has Violated The Law

If your employer violated the law, talk to the western Pennsylvania lawyers at Goodrich & Geist, P.C.. Call them for a free initial consultation at 81-GOOD-GUYS or contact them online to schedule your appointment. Not only will you benefit, but you could also help other workers avoid your situation.


Examples Of Employment Law Violations

Our Pittsburgh employment law attorneys help employees whose employers violated workers’ rights when they:

  • Refused to pay required to pay overtime

  • Deliberately misclassified workers to avoid paying benefits and overtime

  • Retaliated against a worker who complained about mistreatment or filed a formal complaint

  • Harassed or bullied a worker or overlooked mistreatment by other employees

  • Discriminated against a worker on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race, religion or other protected category

We take on cases involving these and other violations of state and federal labor laws. For example, workers who do not receive overtime pay as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act are legally entitled to receive twice the amount of unpaid overtime plus attorney’s fees. We work hard to make sure this happens.


A Pennsylvania Law Firm Focused On Wage And Hours Violations

Our law firm has a particular interest in wage and hour violations. Attorney Josh Geist serves as local counsel for a Texas-based firm that files class action lawsuits against companies extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields in Pennsylvania. These companies have developed strategies to avoid paying workers required overtime. As local counsel, Josh files the lawsuits in Pennsylvania after the Texas firm develops the case. He has worked on nearly 40 such cases and has helped hundreds of gas field workers who were denied their rights to overtime pay.

Contact The Pittsburgh Employment Law Attorneys At Goodrich And Geist To Learn About Your Rights And Legal Options

If your employer refused to pay mandated overtime wages after 40 hours, you may have a case. If your employer discriminated against you when promoting or assigning work, you may have a case. If your employer harassed you sexually in return for better treatment, you may have a case. To find out more, call our Pittsburgh law firm for a free consultation. Call 81-GOOD-GUYS or contact us online to schedule your appointment. Goodrich & Geist, P.C., serves employees throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, Washington County, and Erie County.

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