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Category Archives: Legal Questions & Answers

What are My Rights in Massachusetts if My Contractor Abandoned Our Renovation Project?

Posted by Alan Fanger Your rights as a homeowner against a contractor depend on whether the contractor was registered with the state as a Home Improvement Contractor (go to to determine whether the contractor is registered). If the contractor … Continue reading »

How Do I Challenge or Contest a Will or Trust in Massachusetts on the Basis of Undue Influence?

Posted by Alan Fanger It is not uncommon for wills or trusts to be made or changed due to undue influence, and fortunately, there are remedies available to challenge such actions and law that can work to the challenger’s benefit. … Continue reading »

How do I know when I have a claim for unpaid commissions?

Attorney Answer: This is where there’s been a great deal of litigation.    The Wage Act statute states that an employer violates the Wage Act where it fails to pay commissions that have been “definitely determined”.     That phrase leaves a great … Continue reading »

My employer discharged me without paying me a bonus. May I sue under the Wage Act ?

Attorney Answer: No.  Bonuses are specifically exempted from the Wage Act.   However,  if you were terminated under circumstances where the employer got out from under having to pay a substantial bonus,  you may have a claim against the employer for … Continue reading »

Can my employer retaliate against me for complaining internally that I was not paid my salary or commissions?

Attorney Answer:  No,  and in fact,  I can claim some credit for establishing this precedent.   In a 2003 case,  Dobin v. CIO View Corp.,  in which I represented a fired employee, a Superior Court judge ruled that an employer cannot … Continue reading »