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Wage & Hour Dispute Attorneys in Boston

We Fight to Get You the Compensation You Deserve

At Davis & Davis, P.C., we frequently represent individuals who have claims for unpaid wages. We have collected millions of dollars in wages for our clients through privately negotiated settlements, mediations, arbitrations, and successful trials in the Massachusetts Superior Court.

Contact us online or at (978) 228-2262 if you have a claim for unpaid wages.

Upholding the Massachusetts Wage Act

Companies in Massachusetts need to be vigilant to comply with all aspects of the Massachusetts Wage Act (MGL 149 and 151) because violations entitle the employee to triple damages plus attorney’s fees, interest at 12%, and expenses. Furthermore, it does not matter if the company’s violation was inadvertent or accidental – all violations mandate the triple damages. Therefore, if an employee is hypothetically owed $10,000 in unpaid commissions, the amount owed automatically increases to $30,000 once a complaint is filed in the appropriate court.

What Constitutes a Violation of Wage & Hour Laws?

Employers may violate the Wage Act by:

  • Failing to pay commissions, wages, overtime wages, or wages for unused, accrued vacation
  • Misclassifying employees as independent contractors
  • Failing to pay prevailing wages on public works projects
  • Failing to pay employees who are undocumented workers
  • Misclassifying salaried employees as exempt from overtime
  • Wrongfully withholding tips, typically in the restaurant/bar industry
  • Failing to pay employees for working “off the clock”

Davis & Davis, P.C., has represented virtually every type of employee, from laborers making the minimum wage to well-paid surgeons and senior executives. Our Boston employment lawyers are prepared to fight to protect your rights.

Representation for Businesses

Davis & Davis, P.C., is also willing to represent companies that need counseling or legal representation with wage disputes. Attorney John Davis uses a strict vetting process because our firm is committed to workplace fairness and equality and will not represent any companies that willfully violate labor laws.

If you have a claim regarding unfair or unpaid wages, contact us at (978) 228-2262 today.

True Stories from Real Clients

  • “While many people recognize me from my playing days for the New England Patriots, when I stepped into a courtroom with Patty Davis, I was amazed at how much respect and deference she got from other lawyers, law clerks and the judges.”

    Ted Johnson, New England Patriots 1995-2004, 3X Super Bowl Champion

  • “I strongly recommend John Davis for any employment law issues.”

    Donald G.

  • “She did an incredible job, and I would recommend her to anyone else who needs a family law attorney.”

    Edward “Pookie” Jackson, Longtime Equipment Manager, Major League baseball’s Boston Red Sox

  • “Patty is a trusted adviser and outstanding advocate.”


  • “In all my interactions with him, his positive, honorable, and encouraging manner immediately made me feel encouraged and in good hands.”