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Warren D Atlas

Needham Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. My lawyer put a law suit to my insures comp for one million dollar we been in arbitration 2 times and they still don' wan t pay

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Yolanda Navarrete
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. John Morelli
    4. Warren D Atlas
    4 lawyer answers

    Provided your case was heard by two appointed arbitrators and they ruled in your favor for compensation in excess of the $85,999 policy, my suggestion is that you seek enforcement of the arbitration award in a New Jersey court with appropriate jurisdiction to affirm the arbitrators award. If such a court affirms the award and the insurance company fails to comply with the court's order, the insurance company could be found in contempt of court.

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  2. My employer hide the fact that the job is unpaid until one moth later, what shall I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A. Goldstein
    2. Warren D Atlas
    3. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4. Erik Hammarlund
    4 lawyer answers

    Unless you are a legally approved "intern" ,your employer has definitely violated the Massachusetts Wage Act if you have performed any work on its behalf. If so, immediately contact the Attorney General's Fair Labor Division Division , request and file a Non-Payment of Wage and Workplace Complaint Form and allege a violation of c.149s.148 (Payment of Wages) for the non-payment of wages . As a sole layperson claimant I suggest that you retain experienced wage/hour counsel and have your...

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  3. I work for a local cab company which has bounced paychecks and also withheld pay to try to extract extra work hours from people.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lauren Craig Redmond
    2. Keith G Langer
    3. Cheri L Crow
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Warren D Atlas
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    I am an attorney who has concentrated my practice in labor/employment matters for over 30 years. I have extensive experience with Wage/Hour Attorney General Complaints and private treble damage actions arising under a variety of provisions set forth in the Massachusetts "Payment of Wages" Statute (M.G.L. c.149 c.148). With respect to the "Payment of Wages" section of the statute you must be paid in full for all wages that you earned within six(6) or seven(7) days of the termination of...

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  4. Is there anything i can do about unfair treatment at work?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael A. Goldstein
    2. Warren D Atlas
    3. Christine C McCall
    3 lawyer answers

    Your employer is not prohibited from, or economically favoring, a "friend of the family" by paying more and granting more hours even where you have worked longer than the new "friend of the family" employee. However, if the employer is covered by a union/management collective bargaining agreement, which establishes levels of pay based on seniority, you may have a claim that the labor contract has been violated entitling you to file a grievance (provided the contract has a grievance procedure)...

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  5. Can a company stop my salary that I am entitled to? Also if something is put in your contract can they change this?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Keith G Langer
    2. Judith A Miller
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    4. Herbert Warren Cooper IV
    5. Warren D Atlas
    5 lawyer answers

    In Massachusetts the failure to pay for hours worked violates the Wage and Hour laws. With respect to the arrival contract question, the failure to pay the commitment constitutes a breach of the contract provided it was in effect.

  6. Can I sue my former employer, who I feel terminated me for personal reason?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Warren D Atlas
    3. Christine C McCall
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically an employer is not restrained from terminating an employee their probationary period unless the termination offends applicable employment laws.

  7. My employer had me sign a last and final and still terminated me a week later.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Warren D Atlas
    1 lawyer answer

    More details with respect to the terms and conditions under which you were hired are needed for a comprehensive response. If you were an "at will" employee (which allows for termination with or without cause or prior notice) and none of the exceptions to the "at will" doctrine apply, it could be argued that your termination satisfied the criteria of a legitimate discharge pursuant to the traditional application of the "at will" doctrine.

  8. Should I request a right to sue or continue with the EEOC?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Tandy Foster
    2. Jeremy David Wright
    3. Warren D Atlas
    3 lawyer answers

    By exercising your right to retaining your own private counsel in an EEOC matter, you will be able to expedite the proceedings due to the staffing limitations at the EEOC. Assuming that your attorney is an aggressive advocate, your opportunity to secure higher, either compensatory or punitive damages, is increased. As the video tapes constitute evidence that you would be relying upon in pursuing and proving your claim, the tapes would be made available to the company's attorneys pursuant to...

  9. If the client asks for arbitration in a fee dispute with that person's former lawyer and arbitration is granted, and the client

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Karl Siepmann
    2. Warren D Atlas
    2 lawyer answers

    Unless the fee agreement prohibits arbitration and the client seeks an order for arbitration from a court of competent jurisdiction which grants said order, the client is bound to proceed with the arbitration unless he/she goes back into court and demonstrates that there are legally cognizable grounds for the court to rescind its order directing that the fee dispute be adjudicated in an arbitration forum.