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Vicarious Liability: Can a Business Be Liable for the Tortious Acts of Employees?

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Every business relies on employees to use sound judgment and make responsible decisions within the scope of the employment. Effective employees work well under limited supervision, assist customers, help the business move towards its goals, and everyone benefits. What happens when employees act unreasonably, out of the scope of employment, and, as a result, damage… Read More »

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Marijuana in the Office: The Lowdown for Employers

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This past November, voters approved a ballot measure legalizing the possession and recreational use of marijuana.  On December 15, the new law went into effect, legalizing recreational use and homegrowing of marijuana plants (up to 12 plants per household).  However, the state legislature and the newly formed Cannabis Control Commission have delayed the implementation… Read More »

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Independent Contractor Statute

Employers: Pay Often and Pay Early!

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The Jacobs Law has spent a considerable amount of time on this bLAWg writing about the Massachusetts Wage Act, and the consequences it imposes on employers f0r misclassifying ’employees’ as ‘independent contractors’, failing to pay overtime or wages, or failing to pay wages to employees immediately upon termination. A recent case tested the limits of… Read More »

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Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149 Section 150

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Section 150. The attorney general may make complaint or seek indictment against any person for a violation of section 148. On the trial no defence for failure to pay as required, other than the attachment of such wages by trustee process or a valid assignment thereof or a valid set-off against the same, or… Read More »

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CA Labor Commission Deals a Potentially Devastating Blow to Uber and Other Startups Using Independent Contractor Model

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The California Labor Commission recently ruled that a former Uber driver was improperly classified as an independent contractor and was instead an employee. While the decision only involves the claims of one former driver of the ride-sharing startup, it could have a rippling affect through not only Uber and its on-demand ride competitor Lyft,… Read More »

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Your Social Media Account May Violate Your Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreement

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Recent Court Ruling Identifies How a Social Media Profile May Violate a Non-Compete or Non-Solicit Agreement Many business owners and their employees, such as a sales representatives, consultants and account managers, regularly use their personal accounts on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to promote their business, identify sales leads and communicate which existing… Read More »

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