Tag: overtime pay


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


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


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


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


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


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


Employers often create complicated payroll formulas to calculate overtime pay for employees who work under public work contracts to comply with Massachusetts’ prevailing wage law. The prevailing wage law (M.G.L. c. 149, § 26-27) governs public works contracts in Massachusetts and mandates a wage rate established by the director of ... Read More


A 2008 Amendment to the Massachusetts Wage Act simplified the award of treble damages in wage act violation cases. The amendment takes discretion away from the court and makes treble damages a mandatory award.   “An employee so aggrieved who prevails in such an action shall be awarded treble damages, as liquidated ... Read More