Unpaid Wages And Unpaid Overtime
If you are not paid the wages and any vacation pay that you are due under the law, then depending on the laws of your state, you could be entitled to it, as well as double or triple that total amount. You could also be entitled to have your attorney’s fees and court costs paid for by your former employer.
If you have had improper deductions from your wages or are paid under the minimum wage, you could be entitled to get those unpaid wages back if you file a lawsuit prior to the deadline set by your state’s laws for you to file a lawsuit (in other words prior to the running of the “statute of limitations” on the claim).
Potential Massachusetts Claims
Spot Delivery scams, which are also known as Yo-Yo scams, also victimize consumers. Some dealerships will lie to consumers and tell them that financing for a vehicle’s loan or lease was approved, then permitting consumers with weaker credit to take possession of a vehicle before the financing has actually been completed for the vehicle’s purchase or lease, and in many cases a short time later the consumer ends up back at the dealership due to the dealership telling the consumer that the financing allegedly faltered. Consumers are often then told that they have to pay fees and higher interest rates – and sometimes a larger down payment than what they were told before – in order to be able to retain the vehicle.
These yo-yo scams are sometimes an unfortunate result of the process of spot delivery and therefore that is why they are sometimes called spot delivery scams, where vehicles are sold “on the spot” to consumers with weaker credit, at night and on weekends when banks and lenders are unable to approve loan and financing applications. When the loan and financing applications are declined and the vehicle has to be returned, consumers often are very embarrassed, though it is of no fault of their own, and the fault lies with the dealership. The consumer then might feel more of a need to purchase or lease the vehicle, due to embarrassment, and/or due to having developed an attachment to the vehicle, and some dealers know this, which is why they use spot delivery scams to target consumers with weaker credit to begin with.
A state might have a law in regard to spot delivery/yo-yo scams, requiring that any down payment or trade-in under the purchase and sale contract or lease agreement be returned to the consumer, as some dealerships do not wish to return the trade-in amount, and only want to keep said “credit” at the dealership to force you to get another vehicle with them, while others might not want to return any cash down payment that they received from you.
Have You Been Misclassified?
If you have been misclassified as exempt from overtime pay, are not provided your overtime pay, are asked to work “under the table” and off the books, are not provided your unpaid wages and any unpaid vacation pay that you are due after you quit your job or were fired – and the interest for each day that passed where you were not provided with the same – then depending on the laws of your state, you could be entitled to those things or three times the total amount, as well as for your attorney’s fees and costs to be paid.
Call For Help With Your Claim
Please call Rights Protection Law Group, PLLC, at (844) 893-1006 or use our online form as soon as possible to tell us your story and not delay, so that we can do a free and quick review of your potential claim. No one should have to wait unnecessarily beyond the time set by the law of their state for what they are due once they are fired from or quit their job. No one should be victimized or taken advantage of by their employer or former employer.