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Tips On Avoiding Wage & Hour Lawsuits In Massachusetts: Tip #4
Among the most common types of wage and hour lawsuits in Massachusetts are independent contractor misclassification suits.
United States
30 May 2019
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A Bright Day For Employers: The Supreme Court Decides In Lamps Plus That Courts Cannot Order Class Arbitration Without An Express Agreement
Seyfarth Synopsis: Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela class action arbitration case.
United States
10 May 2019
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Massachusetts High Court Finds Failure To Grant Lateral Transfer May Be Discrimination
Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that the failure to grant a lateral transfer may be the basis of a discrimination claim under Massachusetts
United States
10 May 2019
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Tips On Avoiding Wage And Hour Lawsuits In Massachusetts - April 2019
Even fair-minded employers, with sound policies, face "off-the-clock" claims. That is, employers have to defend against lawsuits in which employees argue that they worked hours for which
United States
3 May 2019
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Tips On Avoiding Wage And Hour Lawsuits In Massachusetts
Until recently, there has been much debate about the enforceability of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. Courts disagreed as to whether employers could enforce these agreements
United States
4 Mar 2019
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Be Careful Of Comments On Healthcare Costs: Sixth Circuit Denies Summary Judgment On ERISA Interference And Retaliation Claims Based On Management Comments That Healthcare Costs Are Rising
Seyfarth Synopsis: An employer, which had paid medical expenses on behalf of an employee's dependent son, made comments about the company's rising healthcare costs several months before firing the employee.
United States
25 Apr 2018
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Beware The Rumor Mill: Massachusetts Court Finds Reporting Of Rumored Office Romance May Be Protected Activity
A Massachusetts federal court has found that reporting a rumored office romance and complaining about paramour favoritism can be protected activity that is protected by anti-retaliation laws.
United States
17 Nov 2017
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"I'll Be Back To Work Soon": Massachusetts Addresses An Employer's Obligations When Employee On Leave Gives An Indefinite Return Date
On February 5, 2017, in M.C.A.D. v. Country Bank for Savings, the "MCAD" held that an employer engaged in unlawful disability discrimination when it terminated an employee whose medical leave had ended...
United States
29 Mar 2017
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Really? Viable Retaliation Claim For MA Employee Terminated For Secretly Searching Company Files
An employer terminated an employee for secretly searching for confidential documents on her employer's computer system to use against the employer as part of a discrimination complaint.
United States
28 Jun 2016
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