Massachusetts Overtime Laws

Unpaid Overtime Employment Lawyer Serving Pittsfield, Lenox, Great Barrington, Lee, North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, and Berkshire County

Under both state and federal law, employees are entitled to be paid time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.  That’s the case unless they fall into one or more exemptions.  Employers have the burden of proving that an employee falls into one of those exemptions in order to successfully defend its decision not to pay someone overtime.  Learn more about denial of overtime.

Steffans Legal has deep experience in representing employees in Pittsfield, Lenox, Great Barrington, Lee, North Adams, Adams, and Berkshire County in claims of unpaid overtime.  We’ve represented individuals in these areas on an individual basis, a group basis, and as a class action.  

During Attorney Steffans's 13 years of focusing solely on employment law, he has handled unpaid overtime cases in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, service industry, technology, education, and transportation, to name a few. 

During those 13 years, Attorney Steffans has litigated unpaid overtime cases involving a wide variety of issues including misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime coverage, employees being paid straight-time instead of time-and-a-half for overtime, employees not being paid for time worked off-the-clock, and payment of employees according to an 80-hour pay period and not a 40-hour workweek. 

Employees in Pittsfield, Lenox, Great Barrington, Lee, North Adams, Adams, and Berkshire County with Questions About Overtime Should Schedule a Free Consultation Today with Steffans Legal to Learn About Their Rights

At Steffans Legal, all initial consultations for employees regarding unpaid overtime are 100% free, regardless of how long they take.  We usually do initial intakes over the phone.  But we are happy to do them in person if you’d like.  Our Pittsfield office is conveniently located at 7 North Street, Suite 307, in Pittsfield. 

At Steffans Legal our representation of employees in cases regarding unpaid overtime is usually done on a contingent fee basis.  That means we don’t get paid unless you get paid.  That is, you don’t pay us anything unless you win. 

If you’d like to speak to an attorney, contact us today.  You can do that by emailing us at, calling us at 413-418-4176, or filling out the form on our contact us page.  Your call.  If you are even sort of interested in learning more, contact us today as the longer you wait the less you are entitled to recover.