Do I waive my right to sue my employer?

Additional information: My former employer just sent me a check and marked “Final payment” in the memo.   I believe my employer owes me more than the amount it sent me.   If I deposit the check,  do I waive my right to sue my employer?

Attorney Answer:  No.  A case decided by the Supreme Judicial Court in 2012 answered that question.   As long as you have not signed a formal “release” of the employer from liability for unpaid salary/commissions,  you can deposit the check and still bring a lawsuit against the employer.

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