Perspectiva General

Paul J. Sopher represents employers in a variety of workplace disputes, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. He defends clients in complex class and collective action litigation and in single plaintiff cases before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and in arbitrations. In addition to his litigation practice, Paul counsels clients on a wide array of employment law matters, including compliance with the FLSA, ADA, ADEA and FMLA.

Paul regularly works with clients in the healthcare, hospitality, and energy industries. He has significant experience advising clients on federal and state wage and hour issues, and regularly conducts pay practice and exemption classification compliance audits. He also represents clients in traditional labor matters, including grievance arbitrations and contract negotiations. His experience includes a secondment as primary in-house employment counsel to a national company with thousands of employees.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Pennsylvania Bar Association


American Bar Association


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Recipient, Barrister Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

Changing Legal Burdens Under New Jersey’s New Wage Theft Law

ABA Labor and Employment Law Newsletter

October 1, 2019

How an Employer May Be Liable to Its Nonemployees

SHRM Online

September 21, 2015

Matters of Perspective: Restoring Plaintiffs’ Stories to Individual Disparate Treatment Law

84 Temple L. Rev. 1031


Speaking Engagements

2023 Philadelphia Regional Employer Conference

Philadelphia, PA

October 27, 2023

Rocky Relationships: Navigating Difficult Clients and the Ethics Issues They Pose

American Bar Association Webinar

February 22, 2022

Philadelphia Breakfast Briefing on Predictable Scheduling Compliance

Philadelphia, PA

February 4, 2020

Large Retail, Hospitality and Hotel Establishments and Franchisees in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

December 4, 2019

FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation: Managing Leave of Absence Issues

NBI Seminar

October 23, 2019

Large Retail, Hospitality and Hotel Establishments in Philadelphia – Bring Us Your Predictable Scheduling Questions

Philadelphia, PA

September 25, 2019

A Timely Talk about Wage and Hour Law: DOL Proposals

June 11, 2019

A Guide to Pennsylvania's Proposed Overtime Rule

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

October 17, 2018


  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2012cum laude
  • B.A., Temple University, 2002Phi Beta Kappa

Admisión de la barra

New Jersey


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey