Massachusetts has one of the best wage and commission laws in the country. These laws are enforced by the Attorney General’s office and are designed to protect your rights as an employee. If you have worked for a company that owes you wages and/or commissions and that employer doesn’t pay you wages or commissions in the time period that you are required to be paid. Then you can file a claim against the employer alleging that they violated these wage and commission laws.
Why is that so important?
There are many employers that will fire an employee and will not pay them their final paycheck. Conversely, they will pay them late, make excuses like they don’t have the money; or they will attest that you are not entitled to those wages or earned those commissions because you didn’t finish the job and so forth.
The bottom line is that you as an employee or former employee have the absolute right to talk to lawyer and report the information directly to the Attorney General’s office for this type of misconduct.
If you can prove your claim and your employer did violate that claim, you just do not only get your wages that is owed, you get 3 times the original total of wages that were due. Lastly, they have to pay your attorney’s fees and all costs associated with the litigation.
Employment Litigation encompasses many different types of disputes between employees and employers. Claims arising in the workplace include wrongful termination; termination of health plan, pension, and other employee benefits; refusal to pay wages owed; breach of contracts with employees; and termination of an employee under whistle blower circumstances.
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If you believe you have been discriminated against or your rights as an employee have been otherwise violated, and would like to speak with an employment litigation attorney, please contact us. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights. To learn more about what we can do for you, arrange an appointment with one of the employment litigation attorneys in our Boston office by calling (617) 742-1900, or toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We will pass your contact information to an appropriate member of our staff.
Mr. Angueira is an accomplished senior trial lawyer at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., who has obtained record breaking results for his clients. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1982 and the New York Bar in 1983. He specializes Employment Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Discrimination, Whistle Blower and False Claims.
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