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Cleaning Franchises

We have brought many cases representing groups of employees who allege they have been misclassified as independent contractors, in Massachusetts and around the country.

When companies misclassify their workers as independent contractors, these employees are often
deprived of many benefits including overtime pay, vacation pay, health insurance, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and expense reimbursements. Misclassified employees also do not receive unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled. Companies that misclassify
employees as independent contractors save these significant costs and also do not pay the employers’ share of employment taxes.

We have won a number of important victories applying the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law.

The courts have granted our motions for summary judgment, ruling that workers were misclassified as independent contractors in cases we have brought on behalf of package delivery drivers, an oil delivery driver, exotic dancers, and cleaning workers.

We have also brought many cases representing cable installers who have been misclassified as independent contractors.

In April of 2013 we obtained a ruling granting class certification in a case against cable installment company Gab Telecom, Inc. Current and former workers of Gab Telecom, Inc. have the right to join this case to challenge their misclassification and recover unpaid overtime. If you, or anyone you know has worked for Gab Telecom, Inc., please contact us immediately.