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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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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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D.C. Circuit Denies Enforcement Of NLRB's Decision Applying Pacific Lutheran Standard
Seyfarth Synopsis: An important issue for colleges and universities is whether faculty are "managerial" employees under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus precluded from union organizing.
United States
28 Mar 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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Proposed Federal Non-Compete Legislation Could Have Unintended Consequences
Last week, Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced the "Freedom to Compete Act" (the "Act")
United States
30 Jan 2019
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Attorney General Issues Guidance On MEPA: Many Questions Unanswered
The Massachusetts Attorney General's office ("AGO") issued Guidance on March 1 about the changes to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act ("MEPA") that will take effect July 1.
United States
6 Mar 2018
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Massachusetts Highest Court Refuses To Award A Triple Windfall
A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court limits the scope of the Wage Act to exclude sick time payments and potentially other types of contingent compensation.
United States
12 Feb 2018
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Are Graduate-Students Assistants Employees Under The NLRA? The Answer Of The Obama Board Will Not Be The Final Word
A 2016 decision of the National Labor Relations Board finding that the graduate students at Columbia University were employees under the NLRA has been teed up for review by the Court of Appeals.
United States
6 Feb 2018
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Robert Fisher And Molly Mooney Authored An Article In New England In-House
Robert Fisher and Molly Mooney authored a January 10 article in New England In-House, "Company investors and board members off the hook for unpaid wages."
United States
15 Jan 2018
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Company Investors And Board Members Off The Hook For Unpaid Wages
In an important decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the scope of personal liability for unpaid wages under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
United States
12 Jan 2018
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Company Investors and Board Members Off The Hook For Unpaid Wages In Massachusetts
In an important decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the scope of personal liability for unpaid wages under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
United States
9 Jan 2018
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NLRB General Counsel Rescinds Controversial Memo Regarding Section 7 Rights of University Faculty, Student Assistants, and Student-Athletes
On December 1, 2017, the newly-confirmed General Counsel of the National Relations Board, Peter Robb, issued a memorandum to the NLRB regional offices listing legal issues ...
United States
14 Dec 2017
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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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Governor Baker Signs Into Law the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
On July 27, 2017, Governor Baker signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which will take effect on April 1, 2018.
United States
14 Aug 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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Federal Court Rejects Defend Trade Secrets Act Whistleblower Immunity Defense On A Motion To Dismiss And Orders Employee To Return Stolen Trade Secrets
This past Spring, we reported on the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act, which provides a new federal civil cause of action to trade secret owners seeking to pursue claims...
United States
28 Dec 2016
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Massachusetts Governor Signs Act Granting Paid Leave To Veterans Participating In Veterans Day Activities And Adds "Veteran Status" As A Protected Class
In July 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Housing, Operations, Military Service, and Enrichment ("The HOME Act").
United States
1 Aug 2016
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