On August 22, 2023, Attorney Shafran, filed a class action suit (Unpaid Overtime) on behalf of current and former employees of a industrial flooring company and its principals (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that the Defendants: (1) violated G.L. c. 151, § 1A (the Massachusetts overtime law), as a result of a company-wide policy pursuant to which the company fails to include, when determining the total number of hours worked each week, compensable hours its construction laborer employees spend traveling (by plane and/or car) away from home, to company projects throughout the country; and (2) violated G.L. c. 151, § 1 (the Massachusetts minimum wage law), as a result of a company-wide policy pursuant to which the company fails to pay the applicable minimum wage to its construction laborer employees for time spent traveling by car, away from home, to company projects throughout the country. In many instances employees are entitled to be paid for certain travel time. If you have not been paid for compensable travel time, Attorney Shafran can assist you in recovering this compensation owed to you.
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