Work & The Law

Failed to Pay Employee Overtime Compensation

On March 7, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed suit against an antique and art moving and storage company and its owner alleging that it failed to pay an employee overtime compensation in violation of the Massachusetts, overtime statute, G.L. c. 151, §1A. If you are not receiving overtime compensation when you work over 40 hours in a workweek, Attorney Shafran can

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Deductions from Wages Deemed Impermissible

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that certain deductions from wages, even when part of the employer’s formula to determine wages owed,  is impermissible. United States District Court of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Plaintiffs Justin Muniz, Mohammed Belaabd, Jose Dilone, and Victor Amora bring

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Unpaid Overtime & Improper Deduction Class Action – Revise Energy Inc.

On January 29, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed a class action on suit on behalf of field workers allegedly jointly employed by Joseph A. DiPietro Heating & Cooling, Inc. and Revise Energy Inc. The lawsuit alleges that these companies violated Massachusetts overtime law, G.L. c. 151, § 1A, by retroactively utilizing incentive-based compensation to satisfy overtime obligations to their filed workers.

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Independent Contractor Misclassification Class Action – Stallion Express, LLC

On January 28, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed an Independent Contractor Misclassification suit against Stallion Express, LLC, a pharmaceutical courier, and Pharmscript, LLC (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that the companies misclassified their pharmaceutical drivers as independent contractors in violation of Massachusetts law and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit seeks to recover damages on behalf of all Stallion and Pharmscript drivers

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Unpaid Wage Case – Medical Transportation Company

On January 22, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed an unpaid wage suit against a non-emergency medical transportation company and its owner (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that the Defendants failed to pay an employee all straight time and overtime wages owed in violation of G.L. c. 149, § 148 and G.L. c. 151, § 1A. If you have not been paid all straight

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Misclassification of Independent Contractors: Understanding Your Rights as a Massachusetts Worker

Misclassification of Independent Contractors: Understanding Your Rights as a Massachusetts Worker  Many workers in Massachusetts are classified as independent contractors, which means that they are not considered employees and are not entitled to certain employment protections and benefits. However, some workers may be misclassified as independent contractors when they should actually be classified as employees. If you believe that you

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Unpaid Prevailing Wage Case – Construction Workers

On January 11, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed a prevailing wage suit against a construction company alleging that the company failed to pay the employee the prevailing wage applicable to a gradall operator in violation of the Massachusetts prevailing wage law, G.L. c. 149, §27 et seq. If you are working on a prevailing wage job (i.e., a public job) and

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Unpaid Overtime – Brazilian Supermarket

On December 22, 2023, Attorney Shafran filed an unpaid overtime suit against a Brazilian supermarket and its owner alleging that it failed to pay an employee overtime compensation in violation of the Massachusetts overtime state, G.L. c. 151, §1A. If you are not receiving overtime compensation when you work over 40 hours in a workweek, Attorney Shafran can assist you

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Understanding Overtime Entitlement for Salaried Employees in Massachusetts

As an employee in Massachusetts, it is important to know your rights and entitlements when it comes to overtime pay. One common misconception among salaried employees is that they are not entitled to overtime pay. However, this is not always the case, and it depends on various factors that determine eligibility for overtime pay.  What is Overtime Pay?   Overtime

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Prevailing Wage Law in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the Prevailing Wage Law requires contractors and subcontractors working on public construction projects to pay their workers the prevailing wage rate. The prevailing wage rate is defined as the hourly rate of pay, including benefits, paid to the majority of workers engaged in a particular type of construction work in a specific geographic area. This law applies to

Read More »

Failed to Pay Employee Overtime Compensation

On March 7, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed suit against an antique and art moving and storage company and its owner alleging that it failed to pay an employee overtime compensation in violation of the Massachusetts, overtime statute, G.L. c. 151, §1A. If you are not receiving overtime compensation when you work over 40 hours in a workweek, Attorney Shafran can

Read More »

Deductions from Wages Deemed Impermissible

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that certain deductions from wages, even when part of the employer’s formula to determine wages owed,  is impermissible. United States District Court of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Plaintiffs Justin Muniz, Mohammed Belaabd, Jose Dilone, and Victor Amora bring

Read More »

Unpaid Overtime & Improper Deduction Class Action – Revise Energy Inc.

On January 29, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed a class action on suit on behalf of field workers allegedly jointly employed by Joseph A. DiPietro Heating & Cooling, Inc. and Revise Energy Inc. The lawsuit alleges that these companies violated Massachusetts overtime law, G.L. c. 151, § 1A, by retroactively utilizing incentive-based compensation to satisfy overtime obligations to their filed workers.

Read More »

Independent Contractor Misclassification Class Action – Stallion Express, LLC

On January 28, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed an Independent Contractor Misclassification suit against Stallion Express, LLC, a pharmaceutical courier, and Pharmscript, LLC (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that the companies misclassified their pharmaceutical drivers as independent contractors in violation of Massachusetts law and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit seeks to recover damages on behalf of all Stallion and Pharmscript drivers

Read More »

Unpaid Wage Case – Medical Transportation Company

On January 22, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed an unpaid wage suit against a non-emergency medical transportation company and its owner (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that the Defendants failed to pay an employee all straight time and overtime wages owed in violation of G.L. c. 149, § 148 and G.L. c. 151, § 1A. If you have not been paid all straight

Read More »

Misclassification of Independent Contractors: Understanding Your Rights as a Massachusetts Worker

Misclassification of Independent Contractors: Understanding Your Rights as a Massachusetts Worker  Many workers in Massachusetts are classified as independent contractors, which means that they are not considered employees and are not entitled to certain employment protections and benefits. However, some workers may be misclassified as independent contractors when they should actually be classified as employees. If you believe that you

Read More »

Unpaid Prevailing Wage Case – Construction Workers

On January 11, 2024, Attorney Shafran filed a prevailing wage suit against a construction company alleging that the company failed to pay the employee the prevailing wage applicable to a gradall operator in violation of the Massachusetts prevailing wage law, G.L. c. 149, §27 et seq. If you are working on a prevailing wage job (i.e., a public job) and

Read More »

Unpaid Overtime – Brazilian Supermarket

On December 22, 2023, Attorney Shafran filed an unpaid overtime suit against a Brazilian supermarket and its owner alleging that it failed to pay an employee overtime compensation in violation of the Massachusetts overtime state, G.L. c. 151, §1A. If you are not receiving overtime compensation when you work over 40 hours in a workweek, Attorney Shafran can assist you

Read More »

Understanding Overtime Entitlement for Salaried Employees in Massachusetts

As an employee in Massachusetts, it is important to know your rights and entitlements when it comes to overtime pay. One common misconception among salaried employees is that they are not entitled to overtime pay. However, this is not always the case, and it depends on various factors that determine eligibility for overtime pay.  What is Overtime Pay?   Overtime

Read More »

Prevailing Wage Law in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the Prevailing Wage Law requires contractors and subcontractors working on public construction projects to pay their workers the prevailing wage rate. The prevailing wage rate is defined as the hourly rate of pay, including benefits, paid to the majority of workers engaged in a particular type of construction work in a specific geographic area. This law applies to

Read More »

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