Our Attorneys Will Represent Either Side Of Unpaid Overtime Conflicts
Employers use many rationales and excuses for not paying for the time their employees work. Many employees will shrug and say, “That’s just the way it is,” thinking that acceptance makes them more valuable to their employer. When employees accept this behavior, they are allowing their employers to sidestep state and federal law and keep wages they rightfully owe.
At The Employee Rights Group, LLC, our attorneys understand the difficulties many employees face when it comes to standing up to their employers and insisting they receive their rightly earned overtime pay. We also understand how frustrating it is for employers to be accused of violating wage and hour laws.
The Advantage Of Our Experience Representing Employers And Employees
Our Boston law firm’s primary focus is labor and employment matters, especially wage and hour claims. We bring knowledge, skills and determination to the table.
Our law firm represents both sides of employment law issues because we know that having the opposition’s perspective allows us to give our own clients exceptional representation and achieve the quality results they are looking for. Our seasoned trial lawyers are just as comfortable in a courtroom as they are in the boardroom, handling negotiations between the two sides. Our goal is to bring our clients’ cases to a successful resolution in an efficient manner.
We Can Help You Understand State And Federal Overtime Laws
Though state and federal wage and hour laws and rules can be complex, one core obligation is unmistakable: If an employee works overtime and is not classified as exempt, the employer must keep detailed time records and pay at least 150 percent of the employee’s standard pay rate.
Our attorneys dedicate themselves to protecting the rights of employers and employees throughout Massachusetts. We are aggressive in pursuit of our clients’ goals, regardless of which side of the issue our clients are on.
We Can Recommend Whether You Should Pursue An Individual Claim Or A Class Action
Upon reviewing the facts in your case, we can advise you as to whether it will be cost-effective for you to bring an individual claim or a class-action lawsuit over:
- Unpaid wages
- Unpaid overtime
- Unpaid off-the-clock work
- Unpaid or underpaid Sunday overtime
- Misclassification, denying you the opportunity to earn overtime pay even when you work long hours
It often happens that a potential client of our firm has a good claim but few damages. This means that when we balance the costs of prosecuting a claim versus the likely outcome of a successful claim, we see that the costs would likely outweigh the benefits. In such cases, a wage and hour class-action suit may be the best pathway to justice for underpaid workers.
If you and your fellow employees are routinely denied overtime pay, you may be an excellent candidate to serve as the lead plaintiff in a class-action suit. If you prevail as the lead plaintiff in a class action, you could benefit from additional compensation beyond what you would likely receive if you chose to litigate the action on your own.
Are You Ready To Start Or Join A Class-Action Suit Over Unpaid Overtime? Contact An Attorney To Discuss Your Case.
The Employee Rights Group, LLC, a well-established employment law firm in downtown Boston, offers counsel and representation to clients in a variety of wage and hour claims. Some clients have been wronged through a lack of payment for overtime. Our wage and hour trial lawyers help current and former employees bring unpaid overtime class actions.
Is your Massachusetts employer — or was your past employer — guilty of overtime violations? Discuss your situation with an employment law attorney. Explore your options for righting the wrong of unpaid overtime work.
Contact us at 774-847-7390 or email us your concerns to schedule a consultation to discuss the facts of your case. Our understanding of both employee and employer viewpoints in wage and hour cases enhances our ability to advocate for you and your co-workers effectively.