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I am owed 1500 from a home improvement company for back end commissions.. jobs have been installed already.. I no longer work there but the managers and receptionists are not returning my calls.. am I owed triple damages?
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Employment Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Sorry to hear you are having difficulty collecting; what state is this in regards ***** *****?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It is also the total of all jobs i sold
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
There is no more lingering out there..
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Thanks; just a few minutes as I'm reviewing the code.

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Employment Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Thank you;

while the code does allow for treble damages case law has limited this; please see the code here which includes commission not just straight wages:

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXI/Chapter149/Section148

Small claims is appropriate so long as the underlying cause (the unpaid wages, not counting treble damages) is less than $7,000:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-law-about-wages

That above http also has links to other relevant information.

Littlefield v. Adcole Corporation has narrowed the statute's application and limits treble damages if the employer pays the claim in full prior to the filing of a wage dispute; essentially it only allows for treble damage on the interest that occurred during the delay period.

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