Equal Pay Is Coming Your Way

March 12, 2018 |

Our Pay Equity Audit is designed to help your Massachusetts team achieve compliance with the new law and create a rolling affirmative defense to a gender-based pay equity claim. No worries, if you are not located in Massachusetts, we have other state specific Pay Equity Audits. We stand ready to help and can be reached at questions@foleylawpractice.com or 508-548-4888.

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). […]

New Year, New Laws, New Website

January 27, 2018 |

    Hope your 2018 is off to a great start! We have a robust new website which we updated to change those awful pictures make it easier to use our resources. Please take a minute and check it out? www.foleylawpractice.com Remember those laws we wrote about months ago — Pay Equity Act and the […]

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. […]

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