Getting paid isn’t as simple as it used to be. More employee paychecks are being replaced with intangible incentives like pre-IPO stocks. But how do such incentives translate into wages when it comes time to sue an employer who owes you money?

A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision will help employees feel better about that dilemma. A three-judge panel has ruled that fringe benefits and wage supplements can constitute wages under the Wage Payment and Collection Law.