The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and corresponding laws of Massachusetts provide a remedy to employees who have been unfairly deprived of compensation. These statutes are very favorable to employees and include penalties for breach, including multiple damages and reimbursement of attorneys' fees. Employers need to understand that, sometimes, even incentive compensation can be deemed "wages" and the statutes impose serious consequences for them if the compensation is not timely paid.
Block & Roos, LLP has represented sales representatives, brokers, managers, and executives— or their employers — in wage and hour claims and claims for unpaid overtime as well as unpaid incentive pay (such as unpaid bonuses or unpaid commissions) that may or may not constitute "wages" subject to treble damages for nonpayment.
Are You Owed Bonuses Or Commissions? Have You Been Misclassified?
Boston employment law lawyer Jessica Block is sought after for her experience in matters of Wage and Hour law, particularly those cases involving failure to pay incentive compensation. Both as advocate and arbitrator, she has handled matters involving misclassification of employees as independent contractors, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay bonuses based on specific criteria, failure to pay commissions and failure to pay vacation pay.
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