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Insurance Agents Were the Latest Target of Worker Misclassification Cases

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A series of recent Massachusetts court rulings addressing the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors have involved real estate agents, truck drivers and taxi cab drivers. Employers can now add insurance agents to the list of workers who have undergone court scrutiny for classification as employees or independent contractors. As many of you who follow the… 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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