Central Massachusetts’ Trusted Advocate For Workers’ Rights
Since the passing of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, the attorneys at Phillips Silver Attorneys at Law have stood up for Worcester employees facing unfair treatment on the job. Among the most common disputes that we have handled are over violations of federal and state laws regulating wages. Employers commit wage theft with stunning regularity. According to the United States Office of Financial Management, nearly 25% of all private-sector nonunion employees experience some form of theft every year.
Our attorneys are determined to stand up for exploited workers and fight back against abusive employers We help our clients every step of the way, ensuring that they have an ally in their corner with the experience and knowledge needed to take on any wage dispute challenge.
Wage Theft Comes In Many Forms
“Wage theft” is a blanket term that covers many different crimes, expanding every time an employer comes up with a new way to exploit their workers. Examples of some common wage disputes that we have litigated include:
- Unpaid sales commissions.
- Unpaid overtime.
- Cut or shorted bonuses.
- Misclassification of employees as exempt from the requirement to pay overtime.
- Illegal deductions.
Depending on the facts of the case, we may handle payment on a contingency fee basis. Often, if an employer loses, the court may require it to pay the employee’s legal fees in addition to back pay and other damages.
Consult With A Massachusetts Employment Lawyer
There is little time to waste when securing lost wages. Contact us today at Phillips Silver Attorneys at Law to speak with one of our attorneys and schedule a consultation.