Category: Overtime Wages

Governor Baker Attempts to Take Away Earned Overtime

UPDATED November 7, 2019: Due to an impressive level of pushback from Massachusetts workers, the provisions in the Baker budget that would have deprived commission-only workers of their earned overtime were removed during deliberations in the Massachusetts legislature. Two key takeaways…

Six Flags Overtime Decision

On June 20, 2019, the Massachusetts Superior Court for Suffolk County issued a major decision regarding the rights of amusement park workers to overtime pay. We represent a class of approximately 10,000 seasonal Six Flags New England workers in a…

Overtime for Commission-Only Employees

On May 8, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a major decision guaranteeing overtime to employees who are paid on a commission-only basis. The case is Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC. The SJC was considering whether salespeople who receive only…

Overtime Rights for Hotel Workers

Under Massachusetts law, individuals employed “in a hotel, motel, motor court or like establishment” are exempt from overtime, meaning that no matter what the worker does and no matter how many hours they work, they are not entitled to overtime…

Wage Class Action Certified in Massachusetts Superior Court

On September 13, 2017, the Massachusetts Superior Court for Suffolk County certified a class action against Helping Hands Company, Inc., a provider of home care services in Massachusetts. Escorbor v. Helping Hands Co., Inc, C.A. No. 15-2053-D. (Suffolk Sup. Crt. 2017)…

Case Report: Mickevich v Fine Finish, Inc.

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Superior Court for Middlesex County issued a final approval order in one of our wage and hour class actions. This was a small class action under the Massachusetts Overtime Law involving just 33 individuals. The key allegation in…

Credit Cards as Basis for Individual FLSA Coverage

Not all employees and business are covered by the federal minimum wage and overtime law, the Fair Labor Standards Act. If a business is covered, all of its employees are covered. However, even if a business is not covered, some…