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The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: One Year Later
The amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act ("MEPA") have been in effect for more than one year, since July 1, 2018.
United States
30 Aug 2019
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
How Employers Can Use Regression Analyses In Their Favor In Pay Equity Cases
Conducting a proactive pay equity analysis is often the first and best step employers can take to ensure fair pay and diminish legal risk.
United States
23 May 2019
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
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
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
Massachusetts Superior Court Adopts Stringent Standard For Unpaid Meal Breaks Under State Wage Law
The Massachusetts Superior Court recently issued an opinion holding that, under Massachusetts wage law, employers in the Commonwealth must pay employees for meal breaks...
United States
18 Jan 2017
Massachusetts Governor Signs Stringent Pay Equity Requirements, Effective In 2018
On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill that will amend the Commonwealth's pay equity law effective in 2018. The changes will make the law one of the most stringent...
United States
4 Aug 2016
Massachusetts House Passes Pay Equity Bill; Final Law Expected Soon
On July 14, 2016, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed its own version of a pay equity bill after the Senate passed its version in January.
United States
25 Jul 2016
Massachusetts Attorney General Investigations Open New Front In Equal Pay Battle
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office recently issued a wave of information requests to employers in the Commonwealth seeking data on how companies pay their employees.
United States
12 Jan 2016
Minimum Wage To Increase For MA Hourly And Tipped Workers
In January 2015, the state's minimum wage jumped from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour. At the start of 2016, it will increase an additional dollar. Looking forward to 2017, the rate will increase again, to $11.00 per hour.
United States
20 Dec 2015
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