Category: Massachusetts Wage Claims

Wage Act Claims and the Massachusetts Attorney General

The Massachusetts Attorney General has a special relationship to Wage Act claims in Massachusetts.  The wage statute requires that an individual file a complaint for unpaid wages with the Attorney General before bringing a lawsuit for triple damages and attorney’s…

Employment Agreement Requires Employee to bring Massachusetts Wage Act in New York

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently upheld a forum selection clause in an employment contract an employee to being his employment claims in New York courts.  In Melia vs. Zenhire, Inc., SJC-10959, (May 8, 2012), the employee brought a Massachusets Wage Act claim…

Are Bonuses Wages in Massachusetts?

As I wrote previously, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently decided the case of Suominen v. Goodman Industrial Equities, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 723 (2011).  In Suominen, the plaintiff was a former construction manager of a small real estate development firm and was…