Category: Overtime Pay

13

Dec2017
You may be owed overtime compensation if you are a driver for a non-emergency medical transportation company in Massachusetts. Many companies in Massachusetts hire workers to drive individuals to non-emergency medical appointments and to various clinics throughout the state, but often classify these individuals as independent contractors in order to ... Read More

30

May2017
Do you not get paid overtime because your employer pays you a salary? One of the most common misconceptions that I come across are employees who think they are not entitled to be paid overtime because they are paid on a salary. Stated simply; salary alone is not enough to ... Read More

14

May2017
Employers often think they are entitled to have their employees "on-call" and do not have to pay them for such time so long as the employee is not performing any work during the on-call time. This is incorrect, and Massachusetts has specific laws governing the compensation of on-call time. They ... Read More

19

Mar2017
Have you been misclassified as an independent contractor? On March 17, 2017, Attorney Adam J. Shafran and Rudolph Friedmann LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Smart Transportation, Inc. and related companies ("Smart") to recover damages on behalf of a class of drivers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors ... Read More

14

Mar2017
On November 23, 2016 Attorney Adam J. Shafran and Rudolph Friedmann LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Xtralight Manufacturing, Ltd. d/b/a Utility Metering Solutions ("UMS") for unpaid prevailing wages, overtime wages and unreimbursed transportation expenses. On December 2, 2016, 25 additional UMS employees were added to the lawsuit ... Read More

31

Mar2015
Massachusetts overtime law (G.L.c. 151, §1A) requires employers to pay their employees a rate no less than one and one half their regular rate after working longer than forty hours in one week. There are several exceptions including workers employed in a hotel, motel, motor court or like establishment, and ... Read More

17

Feb2015
Under Massachusetts Law, employees who work more than six hours a day must be allowed at least thirty minutes unpaid time for a meal. A violation of the meal time provision is subject to fines between $300 and $600. Employees are entitled to meal time compensation if their movement is restricted ... Read More

29

Dec2014
Workers at Amazon warehouses may face up to 25-minute security screenings aimed at preventing theft. The workers sued their employer seeking compensation for the time spent waiting to go through the security screening at the end of each day. The issue before the Supreme Court was whether such time is ... Read More

13

Nov2014
The Fair Labor Standards Act provides for overtime pay protections for certain employees. ‘Highly compensated employees,’ as defined by the act, are exempt from this protection. The First Circuit tackled the issue as to whether a regularly administered $1,000 stipend paid to employees qualifies as paying employees on a salary ... Read More

08

Nov2014
Employees paid a per diem stipend may be owed overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty hours a week. The First Circuit Court of Appeals held in favor of employees whose per diem stipend was calculated and prorated based on the number of hours worked each week. The Fair ... Read More