Employment & Wage Actions
Learn about labor law & employment law in MA & NH. Find out how employment attorney can help you take action for unpaid wages or wage & hour disputes.
Have you or a family member been the subject of a wage dispute with your employer and feel the company you work for may have treated you unfairly? This can make you feel frustrated and unsure of who to turn to next.
Employers often underpay workers in an effort to trim overhead costs. They may curtail breaks or refuse accommodations to get just a little bit more out of their workers without investing anything additional into their human resources. But you work hard and are entitled to receive the money you’ve earned. You’re entitled to fair treatment in the workplace and protection from being penalized if you report any problems.
Fortunately, there are a number of state and Federal labor laws and guidelines in place that are intended to protect workers from illegal employment and unfair wage practices. These laws allow Massachusetts and New Hampshire workers to take action to protect their legal rights and enable employees who are similarly affected to group together and bring a larger claim against the employer.
It’s also important to remember that your employer may not retaliate against you for taking action against them for unpaid wages or other employment law disputes.
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Employment Law Basics
The following are some of labor laws designed help to protect the rights of workers to earn fair wages:
- Limitations on the number of hours employees can be scheduled to work
- Mandatory breaks that must be scheduled at specific intervals and must last a specific period of time (e.g. a 15-minute break for every two hours worked, and a mandatory 1-hour lunch period)
- Reimbursement for employment-related expenses (e.g. office supplies, business trip expenses, etc.)
- Guidelines that mandate the minimum wage employees can earn, how much they are paid for overtime, and when they are paid
- Regulations that require the proper classification of employees versus contractors
- Policies that regulate tipping, the pooling and splitting of tips, and service charge remissions
- Guidelines that require employers to provide employees with certain basic benefits
- Laws that require employers to make reasonable accommodations to disabled employees
- Laws that protect employees who try to stop, report, or testify about illegal employer activity or policy violation from being retaliated against
The seasoned wage and hour lawyers at Mazow | McCullough, PC are dedicated to helping clients fight for their rights after being involved in an unfair or illegal workplace or wage dispute with their employer. If you’ve experienced any of the above issues in regard to your hours and/or wages, you may have an employment law case.
We Advocate for Clients Involved in Labor Law Disputes
You have rights under Massachusetts and New Hampshire labor laws and may be eligible for financial compensation if you experienced an employment law violation.
We can assist employees who were denied overtime pay, paid under the Federal minimum wage, were required to do work while not clocked in, were forced to tip out an unreasonable amount, or who were otherwise refused appropriate and legal pay for their work.
Cases we work on include but are not limited to:
- Employees misclassified as exempt or independent contractors when they should be classified as employees and eligible for benefits
- Failure to pay the basic Federal or state minimum wage to workers
- Failure to accurately tally and pay for all hours an employee has worked
- Failure to pay overtime hours or forcing employees to use banked overtime as PTO
- Improper tip pooling where non-tipped workers take a portion of tips pooled together and intended to be divided among tipped employees
- Wage theft
Contact Mazow | McCullough, PC for a no-cost, zero-commitment case review and legal consultation to determine if our experienced employment attorneys can help you. We have decades of combined experience helping clients recover the financial restitution they deserve. Call now at (855) 693-9084.