My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Pennsylvania
I was terminated from my employer on the claim of "economic conditions". I was a full time W2 employee. X-Employer was engaged as a second tier subcontractor i.e.two levels below federal agency DOD. All payments from gov. to prime contractor and next up subcontractor/our customer have been on time.
X-Employer still owes me more than $10,000.00 in hourly wages (roughly 3 months). Hours are documented with time sheets. Employer has been paid on invoices that include my work and continues to do work on contract/project.
I have made a formal request for payment and it has been ignored. I have more than a years time of experience with this employer and working on this contract/project.
Are there any particular federal laws I can reference that protect me and force the employer to pay up?
If I have to hire a lawyer do I have recourse against the employer for my legal fee's?