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

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

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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Massachusetts Wage and Salary Law

Massachusetts Minimum Wage Set to Increase January 1, 2015

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

Like many employers I’m sure you received the same email (below) from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today. It reminds employers that the minimum wage and minimum service wage increase to $9.00 per hour and $3.00 per hour, respectively, starting January 1, 2015. The email provides additional wage increases that… Read More »

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

By The Jacobs Law, LLC |

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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