The law requires your employer to pay you for every hour worked. Often, you are entitled to overtime for more than forty hours worked per week. Your employer is prohibited from taking any of your tips and must treat you as an employee, rather than an independent contractor, if you do the work of an employee. If your employer has violated wage and hour laws, you are entitled to pursue legal action and can sometimes recover triple damages. The Boston law firm of Hedges & Tumposky, LLP is experienced in wage and hour cases. If you have suffered a violation of your workplace rights, call us at 617-722-8220.