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Workers! Know your rights under the law!

Central West Justice Center & Community Legal Aid is holding its first Wage and Hour Clinic to assist eligible individuals with  wage and hour claims.

Wage and Hour Clinic

April 28

6 PM

405 Main St.,  3rd Floor, Worcester


·            Presentation on Your Legal Rights Under Wage and Hour Laws (in Spanish and English)

·            Individual consultation will be given to eligible participants as space and time permit, following the presentation.

·       Space and time for individual consultations are limited.  To ensure an individual consultation, individuals should pre-register.

·       For an individual consultations, a registrant must be low-income or elderly and reside in Central or Western Massachusetts.

·       Free consultation on demand letters, small claims court and other avenues for protecting rights under the wage and hour laws will be provided.

·         To pre-register, apply online at http://communitylegal.org/applications/unemployment, and note that you would like to attend the wage and hour training.

If you do not have access to the internet you may contact Evelyn at (844) 295-4240 ext. 5343 or evelasquez@cla-ma.org<mailto:evelasquez@cla-ma.org>.

Topics for the presentation and consultation include:

·         Minimum Wage

·         Overtime Pay

·         Non-Payment of Wages/ Late Pay/Bounced Checks

·         Meal Breaks

·         Day of Rest

·         Unlawful Deductions

·         Failure to provide records

·         Failure to provide pay stubs

·         Retaliation

·         Vacation/Sick Time Pay

·         Commissions

·         Misclassification as Independent Contractor

It’s over, but good info. to have …

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to host Sept. 19 press call on efforts to reduce misclassification of employees as independent contractors, non-employees
Call to follow signing of memorandums of understanding by
labor secretary, IRS commissioner, state labor commissioners

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman and several state labor commissioners on Sept. 19 will sign memorandums of understanding on the improper classification of employees as independent contractors or other non-employees. Following the signing, Solis, Shulman and state officials will take part in a press teleconference to discuss how the U.S. Department of Labor, the IRS and state agencies will embark on new efforts, guided by these memorandums, to protect the rights of employees and level the playing field for responsible employers by reducing the practice conducted by some businesses of misclassifying employees.

WHO: Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman

State officials from Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts (Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Joanne F. Goldstein),
Minnesota, Missouri, Utah and Washington

WHAT: Media teleconference on efforts by federal and state agencies to reduce the business practice
of improperly classifying employees as contractors or other non-employees

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 19
11:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Call-in number: 800-593-7185