Our attorneys are proud to serve employees in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Call us today if you need legal representation in the workplace.

Philadelphia Employment Lawyers

Working to earn a living is hard, whether in an office, on an assembly line, or anywhere else toiling for your paycheck. You have rights under the law—more than you may realize. However, those rights only matter if you have legal counsel capable of defending you when your rights are violated. Providing workers the representation they need and deserve is the reason Goodley McCarthy LLC was formed. 

The rights of workers begin with the basics of being compensated for their time. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has protections that range from minimum wages to overtime pay to the proper classification of independent contractors. The Davis-Bacon Act lays out standards for prevailing wages on federal projects that apply to union and non-union workers alike. When brave employees step forward to report violations of any kind, they are protected from retaliation by whistleblower statutes. 

You have the right to be paid and to be treated fairly. It’s easy for a violated employee to feel isolated and powerless. That’s why we’re here. Our goal is to level the playing field, give you a voice, and work towards the full legal protections you are entitled to. 

Call Goodley McCarthy LLC today at (215) 273-3491 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

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How Can We Help You?

Serving the Mid-Atlantic Region 

From our Philadelphia office, Goodley McCarthy LLC routinely works with clients throughout the states of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. We regularly handle cases in the Washington D.C. metro area and in all of Virginia and Maryland. 

Our partners, James E. Goodley and Ryan P. McCarthy were both born, raised, and educated in this part of the country, and they both have deep backgrounds in the issues of labor unions and the rights of workers. Helping people get what they deserve is more than our job at Goodley McCarthy LLC. It’s our personal passion. Let us help you and your family. 

Take the first step towards securing justice and fair compensation. Our legal team is ready to listen, evaluate your situation, and provide the legal representation you need to protect your rights in the workplace. Contact Goodley McCarthy LLC online or call us today at (215) 273-3491 to set up a free consultation.

Why Choose Goodley McCarthy LLC?

  • Thousands of Class Members Served
    When it comes to your legal representation, experience matters. Our track record of victories speaks volumes about our commitment to our clients. Let us navigate the legal complexities for you.
  • Over a Decade of Legal Experience
    Our seasoned team specializes in labor law, providing top-tier representation to support your case. Our firm delivers dedicated legal counsel, fueled by years of collective experience, integrity, and a commitment to achieving the best outcomes.
  • Meet with Us Virtually
    Seamlessly connect with our legal experts from the comfort of your home or office. Your convenience is our priority, and we're dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support on your terms
  • Exclusively Dedicated to Employees
    Devoted to championing the rights of employees, our firm focuses solely on providing legal support and representation for workers. We're here to stand by you and fight for fairness, in the workplace.

Our Approach to Your Rights 

We are dedicated to safeguarding the rights of employees in the workplace. Our firm sole focus is the employee. We are well-versed in prevailing wage, WARN Act violations, and wage & hour disputes. We understand the complexities and challenges faced by employees in these areas and are committed to providing excellent legal representation to ensure fair treatment and just compensation in the workplace. 

Our Approach:

Compassionate Advocacy: Our team understand the stress and uncertainty that often accompanies workplace disputes. We provides compassionate support to clients, listening to their concerns and offering personalized legal guidance.

Formidable Legal Representation: With our in-depth knowledge in labor laws, we offer formidable legal representation. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees. We employ strategic approaches to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.

Education and Empowerment: We believe in empowering employees by educating them about their rights in the workplace. Through resources, we strive to equip workers with the knowledge they need to assert their rights confidently.

Client-Centered Solutions: Every case is unique. We strive to tailor our strategies to meet the specific needs of our clients. We prioritize open communication and transparency, keeping our clients informed at every stage of the legal proceedings.

Are you facing issues in the workplace? Don't navigate these complex challenges alone. Let us help you assert your rights and ensure fair treatment in the workplace. Contact us online today or call us at (215) 273-3491.

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Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Settlement Behrens v. MLB Advanced Media, L.P., No. 1:18-cv-03077 (S.D.N.Y.)

    $1.4 Million class/collective action settlement under FLSA and New York Labor Law, for Plaintiff and a class of over 200 employees for whom Plaintiff alleged Defendant did not properly compensate for all overtime hours worked

  • Settlement Vox Media, Inc. Wage and Hour Litigation, Nos. 17-cv-1791, 19-cv-160, 20-cv-1793 (D.D.C.)

    $4 Million omnibus class/collective action settlement covering over 500 class members in three related independent contractor misclassification suits brought under the FLSA and California and New Jersey law

Hear From Our Clients

Our commitment to employees' rights has garnered positive feedback from clients:

  • “I would highly recommend!!”
    “He was always available to answer any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend!!”
    - Mirella
  • “5 stars.”
    “Very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you Ryan and to the team also very helpful.”
    - Josmary K.
  • “Did An Amazing Job”
    “Goodley and McCarthy did an amazing job, getting my husband and me what we were owed for unpaid wages.”
    - Tara H.
  • “Great Legal Service and Experienced Lawyers”
    “Great legal service and experienced lawyers, especially James Goodley.”
    - Daisy R.
  • “Kept Everyone Involved Up-to-Date”
    “They were very knowledgeable and were able to negotiate a settlement agreement without a long drawn-out trial. Very responsive to any questions and kept everyone involved up to date.”
    - Chad
  • “Reached a Settlement Quickly and Efficiently”

    James represented me in a civil case involving my employer. Due to his experience and knowledge we were able to reach a settlement quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend James to other prospective clients.

    - Jesse S.
  • “True Gentlemen and Professionals”

    True gentlemen and Professionals, will continue to use this Firm when needed.

    - Dennis S.
  • “Honest and Good Lawyer”

    This lawyer working my case from job abuse I recommend he's honest and a good lawyer

    - Julio B.

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