Overtime and other wage violations

Overtime and Other Wage Violations

Much of our work involves cases challenging employers’ failure to pay overtime to their employees for working more than 40 hours per week. Employers often fail to pay time-and-a-half for hours worked beyond 40 per week by claiming that their employees are “exempt” from overtime. In many cases, employees are not actually exempt, even when they believe they are. Even employees who are “salaried” or receive high pay may be eligible to receive time-and-a-half for overtime hours if their employer has not followed various rules that are required for them to maintain “exempt” status.

We currently have cases challenging employers’ overtime violations across the country, including cases in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.  In 2015, we won a landmark ruling from the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals that store managers can be entitled  to overtime pay, even when they are classified as exempt from overtime.

If you have questions about whether you should have been paid overtime by your employer, feel free to contact us.

Will the new overtime regulations help or hurt the economy?
PBS NewsHour | May, 2016

The Legal Battle Over Wage, Hour & Overtime | See video here
American Law Journal | December, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts manager eligible for overtime pay, court rules
The Boston Globe | December, 2015

A lawyer and her client weigh in on the overtime scam
PBS | June, 2015

Paramount restaurant sued on overtime
Boston Globe | May, 2015

Local carnival co. faces suit over low wages
The Daily News | June, 2013

Upper Crust pizza case now topped with poetic justice
The Boston Globe | December, 2012

Suit alleges Upper Crust took back workers’ pay
Boston Globe | July, 2010