Has your Massachusetts business misclassified employees as independent contractors? It could be a costly error…

March 7, 2018 |

Courts in Massachusetts continue to strictly interpret and apply the state’s independent contractor law: the state favors employment status.  On February 27, 2018, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts (AC) ruled that GateHouse Media Massachusetts I, the publisher of the Patriot Ledger, misclassified David King, a newspaper delivery driver, as an independent contractor (2018 WL 1058352). […]

Happy Memorial Day

May 23, 2017 |

Midyear is a perfect time to review handbooks, policies and comply with the new pay equity law at your workplace.

MA Wage Act is mightier than your commission plan

May 3, 2017 |

  Last month, a Massachusetts US District Court judge held that a former employee who quit was still eligible for $32,000 in sales commissions despite a commission plan that provided otherwise.  (Israel v. Voya Institutional Plan Services, LLCI)  Voya’s commission plan specifically stated that an employee who resigns is not eligible for further commission payments. […]

I feel the Earth move, under my feet

November 30, 2016 |

  New Overtime Rules are Delayed – Will Not Go in to Effect on December 1 To the shock and relief of employers across the country, a federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule set to go into effect on December 1. In a 20-page […]

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: Less than 3 months to comply with overtime rules

September 15, 2016 |

Exceptional chance to obtain indemnified legal opinion that all jobs in your workplace are accurately classified.

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