Work & The Law

Unpaid Vacation Class Action

On September 12, 2023, Attorney Shafran filed a class action suit (Unpaid Vacation Time) on behalf of former corporate employees of Dunkin’ brands alleging that Dunkin’ violated the Massachusetts Wage Act, G.L. c. 149, § 148, as a result of a company-wide policy pursuant to which it failed to pay all accrued and unused paid time off to employees based

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Unpaid Wage Case

On July 20, 2023, Attorney Shafran, on behalf of a former employee, filed suit against a construction company and its principals (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that the Defendants’ failed to pay the employee all wages due in a timely manner in violation of G.L. c. 149, § 148 (the Massachusetts Wage Act), and failed to pay the employee overtime compensation for

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Employee Prevails In Unpaid Commission Case

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has awarded a former employee of Grove Services, Inc. $325,556 in unpaid commissions. United States District Court, District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Paulo Trindade (‘Plaintiff’) brought this action against his former employer Grove Services, Inc. (‘Grove’) and its President, Victor Spivak (‘Spivak,’ together ‘Defendants’), alleging breach

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Unpaid Overtime Class Action Granted Class Certification

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has granted class certification of a group of “fresh department managers” who worked for Hannaford Brothers grocery store and are seeking to recover unpaid overtime and Sunday pay compensation. United States District Court, District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Judith Prinzo (‘Prinzo’) requests that this Court certify

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Overtime Wages – Medical Transportation

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 avoid paying overtime. In all likelihood, this is illegal. If

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Unpaid Wages – Interest

On June 26, 2017, in a case of first impression argued by Attorney Adam J. Shafran, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a unanimous 7-0 decision holding that employees who are owed unpaid wages are entitled to recover prejudgment interest at the rate of 1% a month on their unpaid wages in addition to recovering an award of mandatory treble

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Unpaid Vacation Class Action

On September 12, 2023, Attorney Shafran filed a class action suit (Unpaid Vacation Time) on behalf of former corporate employees of Dunkin’ brands alleging that Dunkin’ violated the Massachusetts Wage Act, G.L. c. 149, § 148, as a result of a company-wide policy pursuant to which it failed to pay all accrued and unused paid time off to employees based

Read More »

Unpaid Wage Case

On July 20, 2023, Attorney Shafran, on behalf of a former employee, filed suit against a construction company and its principals (collectively “Defendants”) alleging that the Defendants’ failed to pay the employee all wages due in a timely manner in violation of G.L. c. 149, § 148 (the Massachusetts Wage Act), and failed to pay the employee overtime compensation for

Read More »

Employee Prevails In Unpaid Commission Case

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has awarded a former employee of Grove Services, Inc. $325,556 in unpaid commissions. United States District Court, District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Paulo Trindade (‘Plaintiff’) brought this action against his former employer Grove Services, Inc. (‘Grove’) and its President, Victor Spivak (‘Spivak,’ together ‘Defendants’), alleging breach

Read More »

Unpaid Overtime Class Action Granted Class Certification

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has granted class certification of a group of “fresh department managers” who worked for Hannaford Brothers grocery store and are seeking to recover unpaid overtime and Sunday pay compensation. United States District Court, District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Judith Prinzo (‘Prinzo’) requests that this Court certify

Read More »

Overtime Wages – Medical Transportation

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 avoid paying overtime. In all likelihood, this is illegal. If

Read More »

Unpaid Wages – Interest

On June 26, 2017, in a case of first impression argued by Attorney Adam J. Shafran, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a unanimous 7-0 decision holding that employees who are owed unpaid wages are entitled to recover prejudgment interest at the rate of 1% a month on their unpaid wages in addition to recovering an award of mandatory treble

Read More »

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