Personal Disputes: When Real People Need Real Legal Help
At Steve Harvey Law LLC, we not only represent businesses; we represent people such as employees, business owners, partners, citizens, and just about anyone claiming that their rights have been violated or defending a claim that they violated someone else’s rights.
Often times these claims concerns business disputes, which is a core area of practice for us. Sometimes these claims involve torts, such as defamation (libel and slander), fraud, intentional interference with contract, false imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress, and assault and battery. Other times these claims concerns complex litigation, including corporate investigations, injunctions, or appeals.
We represent people with claims involving employment law. In addition to providing executive employment representation for people concerned about severance, fiduciary duties, trade secrets, indemnification, advancement, and noncompete agreements, we advise and represent people with claims under federal statutes, such as the Americans With Disabilities Act and the federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other prohibited bases.
We have sued on behalf of employees who did not get paid their lawfully owed wages. There is a specific Pennsylvania statute, called the Wage Payment and Collection Law. Under this law, an employer that fails to pay an employee wages that are due can be liable not just to pay the amount due but to pay a penalty and the attorney’s fees and costs of suit. This very powerful law enables employees to afford to pay for an attorney to enforce their rights. New Jersey has a similar law, called the New Jersey Wage Payment Law.
We represent people with claims involving fraud. This includes consumers who have been scammed or ripped off due to companies using unscrupulous and deceptive business practices. There is a specific Pennsylvania statute, called the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, which provides a statutory basis for a consumer to sue for any loss of money or property, and to recover three times the loss plus attorney’s fees and costs.
As with the Wage Payment and Collection Law, the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act constitutes a powerful weapon to right wrongs, because it provides aggrieved consumers with a means to pay for attorneys to get their money back. New Jersey has a similar law, called the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Our practice in this area includes claims against banks and financial services companies.
We also provide representation in claims involving contractors and amounts claimed to be due and owing. It is no secret that some wealthy companies and individuals will just refuse to pay contractors agreed amounts for work actually performed.
Pennsylvania law provides a specific remedy for this under the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”). CASPA requires “timely payment to certain contractors and subcontractors” and provides contractors and subcontractors remedies when payment is not made, specifically, interest at the rate of 1% per month on any balance due and owing, plus attorney’s fees and costs. New Jersey has a similar law, the Prompt Payment Act.
We represent people in disputes with all types of businesses, professional service providers (except we do not handle medical malpractice), government (local, state, and federal), and of course disputes with other people. If you think you have a claim or are facing a claim, contact us at 215-907-7313 or through our contact form, and we will evaluate your matter and determine if we are the right attorneys to represent you.