If you are a Boston employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Boston unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Boston Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Boston Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
The United States Department of Labor and a Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts restaurant recently agreed to a settlement that will resolve wage theft claims against the business, compensating 15 current and former employees for all their back pay. In addition to the $141,132 in back wages and damages, the defendant will also pay a civil fine and agree to amend its business practices to ensure future wage theft does not take place.
BOSTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently announced a significant settlement with a Massachusetts pizza chain that will resolve wage theft allegations against dozens of current and former employees by paying back the workers’ rightfully earned income.
BOSTON — A Massachusetts temporary employment agency recently settled a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit with several workers to resolve allegations the defendant failed to pay the plaintiffs for all their hours worked across several assignments, including overtime pay.
BOSTON — A former sales employee for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company recently filed a proposed class action unpaid overtime lawsuit against the insurance giant over allegations the company misclassified the plaintiff and other workers as “outside salespersons” to avoid paying these employees overtime wages.
BOSTON — After months of reported settlement negotiations, the two sides in a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit appear to have resolved the claim and works may finally be compensated for all their overtime hours.
Boston Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Boston overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
Recent data shows that over 636,000 people live in the city of Boston and the population is still growing. Boston is the most populated city in the state of Massachusetts.
The major economic sectors include education, health care, finance, transportation, communication, utilities, mining, and government. The unemployment rate is about 7.6%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, teachers and professors, health care workers, doctors, nurses, service workers, manufacturing workers, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the Boston area are:
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Boston University
- Children’s Hospital, Boston
- State Street Bank & Trust Co.
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Harvard University Graduate Schools
- Northeastern University
- Boston Medical Center
- Boston College
The success of Boston is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their jobs, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that overtime pay is not required by the employer. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to pay overtime wages, but this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also Massachusetts overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a Boston Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. Massachusetts unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a Boston Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Boston employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigation expenses in the case.
To file your Boston lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
Boston Legal Resources
- Boston City Data
- Boston City Website
- Boston Municipal Courts
- Federal Court Serving Boston
- Boston Bar Association
- Boston Development Authority
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