I worked for a small Boston area software company up until this Monday when I resigned to take a better paying job with a larger company. However during my last month there (March) I had closed enough business to earn about $3,000 in commissions o...
If they are earned and due and payable, commissions are no different than any other wages - the failure to pay them entitles you to three times the amount as a penalty to the company, plus a reasonable attorney's fee award.
The only way to recoup the owed wages is to file a lawsuit. Most law firms will take these cases on a contingency fee, which means you pay no fee unless successful.
I suggest you call an employment litigator today; most, like my office will speak with you and evaluate your claim for free.See question
It's been 2 weeks
In MA, you have to be handed your last paycheck on the date you are terminated. Failure to do so entitles you to three times your wages as a penalty to the company.
The only way to obtain the penalty amount is to file a lawsuit against the company. Most firms, like mine, take these cases for no fee unless successful - you should call an employment litigator as soon as possible.See question
I grossed 17903 and she withheld from that 5352.41 for taxes. My W2 states gross of 11260 and only 3100.50 total paid in taxes. I quit this job on bad terms, and am actually still awaiting a final paycheck from 12/2016, I believe this is intention...
Failure to pay you final paycheck is likely a wage violation, entitling you to three times your damages - the only way to recoup those penalties is to file a lawsuit. Most firms, like mine, will speak to you for free and outline some options, so call an employment litigator as soon as you can.See question
I was discharged, but not paid my hours worked and accrued vacation time?
Yes, this is one of the few areas of the law where there is no question. Failure to pay you on the date of discharge entitled you to three times your wages, plus costs, plus interest, plus a reasonable attorney's fee award. The only way to obtain these penalties, is to file a lawsuit against the company.
Call an attorney. Most, like my office will speak to you for free, and may even be willing to pursue this lawsuit on a contingency fee percentage of the recovery.See question
I live in Denver, CO, but I work for a Massachusetts based software company. I recently closed a very large licensing deal worth $3.2M with a commission payout of $440K. I received an email from the COO Dec 13th stating that they were cutting my...
In MA, commissions are the equivalent of wages if they are due and payable - which means, the significant protections afforded employees and earned wages (treble damages awards), may apply to your scenario and give you tremendous leverage. However, there will be significant questions as to what state law will apply to your scenario. This is a fact-intensive inquiry.
What you need to do is contact a MA employment litigation firm and get an evaluation. Most, like my office, will give you that initial consult for free.See question
Every day my employer takes an HR out of worked hrs with out my consent this can't be legal I work 40 hrs a week and get paid for 35
The way you've described the situation, no, it is not legal for an employer to randomly deduct an hour of compensable working time out of your check. Doing so is a violation of our Wage Act, which entitled you to three times your damages, costs, interest and attorney's fees.
What you need to do, is tell an employment litigator in MA your entire story, and have that lawyer evaluate your claim.
Most, like my office, will speak to you for free, and describe your options.See question
The question explains what's going on.
The way your question is framed, the answer is absolutely not. In MA, an employer must pay you for all compensable working time - earned wages cannot become "unearned" just because you smoke. Employers cannot legally make that deduction from your pay.
I suggest you call an employment litigator to discuss options. Most, like my office, will speak with you for free to determine whether or not we can help.See question
I was terminated Oct 13th By phone with only the CEO We agreed that i would be on insurance til nov 30 And paid likewise (i took this as severance) Paychex shows the company held 4 weeks pay at beginning of employment. Employment agreement wa...
If the company "held" or refused to pay you for 4 weeks of earned pay - then you are entitled to three times that amount, which is a significant number, and can include an award of reasonable attorney's fees. The only way to secure these amounts is to file litigation against the company.
Most firms, like mine, will pursue these claims on a contingency fee basis, where you pay no legal fees until/unless there is a successful recovery.
I suggest you call MA based employment litigators today, and retain one.See question
My son is a freshman in college. He worked for 2 months for a franchise. His boss fired him through drunken text for not being available off hours. He said to disregard the following AM. These text messages were becoming frequent, so my son said ...
The law in MA is extraordinarily strict; if your son is owed 2 weeks of earned wages, then he is also owed three times that amount, as a penalty. The only way to recoup the wages is to call a lawyer in MA who litigates these claims, and file a lawsuit against the company. Most, like my office, will evaluate the situation for free, and may work on a contingency fee basis where you only pay a legal fee if/when there is a positive result.See question