Employers must pay for all your work, not just some of it.

Opening a branch and securing the premises is work.  If you aren’t paid to perform such tasks, your employer may be violating the law.  Call us today to determine your rights.

Our firm is committed to stopping wage theft at payday loan companies.  For years, we have investigated and filed lawsuits against employers on behalf of thousands of employees who have been denied wages owed under the law.

There is a widespread practice in the industry to require hourly employees to perform opening procedures before clocking in. Although variation exists between companies, many employers fail to pay employees for (1) checking the exterior of the building for signs of break-ins; (2) waiting in the parking lot for a second employee to arrive; (3) searching the inside of the building or watching the outside of the building while another employee performs such search; as well as other tasks.

If you have performed such tasks without being paid for such time, you may be owed wages. Additionally, under the law, you may be entitled to additional money beyond your lost wages.  Call us today or complete the form below and we will reach out to you promptly to provide you a free and confidential consultation.

If you decide during the consultation you would like to move forward, there are no upfront costs or fees.  Our firm accepts these types of cases on a fully contingent basis and only will seek to recover fees and costs out of a recovery.  If there is no recovery or judgment in your favor, Swartz Swidler, LLC will not seek any fee or cost from you.


Submit Your Information for a Free and Confidential Consultation.  You may also call us at 856-685-7420 or email Matthew Miller, Esq. (mmiller@swartz-legal.com).