Many Massachusetts retail employees are unaware of their rights under The Wage Act regarding performing work on Sundays. Though a retail establishment may choose to operate on Sunday, and require you to be available to work, they are still liable to compensate you at one and one-half times your regular pay rate.
Triton Technologies, Inc., a retail operation, challenged this statute in Court upon being sued by several employees for unpaid wages. In this case, the business attempted to argue that Sunday hours were a regular part of operations.
The judge ruled on behalf of the employees, and determined that they could pursue their claim for unpaid wages.The Wage Act determines that all wages earned by an employee are to be paid promptly.
So what does this mean for you? If you have worked in a retail setting on a Sunday, and your employer refused to compensate you at one and one-half times your regular rate, then the answer is YES… you may pursue those unpaid wages in a private court action against your employer for violation of The Wage Act.
Don’t be a victim of wage theft! Contact the Law Offices of Renee Lazar immediately at 978-844-095 to schedule a FREE one hour no obligation consultation to learn of your rights.