Can illegal person sue the employer for not paying wages and constantly thretning of deportation and abusing and telling to work

Asked about 1 year ago - Groton, MA

telling to work 90 hours with $ 3 an hours. illegal immigration and employment .

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  1. Brian Lipkin

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    Answered . Yes, your employer is required to follow the law, regardless of your immigration status. This means that your employer has to pay you at least the minimum wage, and also has to comply with the overtime laws. You should talk to an employment lawyer.

  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . The ability to sue does not depend on immigration status.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Alexus Paul Sham

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    Answered . I agree with my colleague. Your ability to sue does not depend on your immigration status.

    Alexus P. Sham alexuspshamesq@gmail.com (917) 498-9009. The above information is only general in nature and does... more
  4. Pamela Anne Smith

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    Answered . Absolutely yes. You can contact the Massachusetts Attorney General's office which enforces this law and frowns on these kinds of threats. Retaliation against an employee who complains about unpaid wages is prohibited under the Massachusetts Wage Act. An employer faces mandatory treble damages and must pay the employee's attorneys' fees if liability exists. On the AG's website is a Nonpayment of Wage Complaint form that you can fill out and submit.

    Since your employer is threatening you, you should consider retaining an attorney who will advocate for you and tell the employer to back off. Good luck.

    This information should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

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