Category: Overtime Wages

Research Assistants and Overtime Pay

Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistants (“RAs”) are notoriously underpaid and overworked in research programs all over the country. The budgetary constraints of grant-funded research programs often lead to understaffing, which in turn causes professors and other senior research staff to assign ever-increasing…

Overtime Pay for Nurses, PAs, and NPs

Now more than ever, nurses and other medical professionals are working long hours. Many of them are entitled to overtime pay. A federal court recently approved a $160 million settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by nurse practitioners and…

Law School Graduates and Attorneys: You May Be Entitled To Overtime Pay For Document Review Work

Document Review Work by Attorney

Many recent law school graduates and newly licensed attorneys work on document review projects while searching for stable, long-term employment. Most document review companies hire employees on a project-to-project basis and compensate those employees with an hourly wage. For many…

Case Report: Conclusion of Six Flags Unpaid Overtime Class Action

Conclusion of Six Flags Unpaid Overtime Class Action

Our firm is pleased to announce the conclusion of the class action case we brought against Six Flags New England on behalf of thousands of seasonal employees.  After extensive litigation, the Suffolk Superior Court recently approved a settlement which resulted…

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…