Minimum Wage

Fair Compensation is the Law

Employees are entitled to certain protections under the law, including the right to be fairly compensated for their time spent working. Unfortunately, not all employers pay workers all of their rightful earnings.

Massachusetts has one of the highest minimum wage rates anywhere in the country. As of January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in our state is $15 per hour. Most employees, including most interns, in Massachusetts are entitled to receive the equivalent of at least that amount for every hour they work. Those who deny their workers fair pay could be subject to litigation, fines or other sanctions.

There are some exceptions under which businesses may provide hourly wages that are less than the specified state minimum. However, there are strict legal definitions as to what types of workers are considered exceptions, such as wait staff and bartenders earning more than $20/month in tips. Such wait staff must be paid a service rate of at least $6.75 an hour, but that rate plus their average hourly tips must equal or exceed the basic minimum wage.

We Can Handle Your Minimum Wage Claims

If your employer isn’t paying you the legal minimum wage, there are stiff penalties under both Massachusetts and federal law – you may be entitled to three times your unpaid wages plus your attorneys’ fees.

Our attorneys have years of experience representing workers who have not been paid pursuant to the Massachusetts minimum wage.

Every case is unique. Our lawyers stay up to date with the latest case law outcomes that have a bearing on our clients’ cases and develop aggressive strategies tailored to each client’s particular situation.

Wage and hour disputes can be complicated and going up against your employer can seem overwhelming. Our unique approach to litigating wage and other employment cases puts you and your goals first. You can count on us to guide you through the process, protect your rights and interests under the law, and work diligently to bring about a successful resolution to your case.

Contact us to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.

You have the right to fair compensation. We can help.