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Uber’s Legal Issues Are Not Unique

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…Your Business Will Face Them Too Small technology companies and young tech-world entrepreneurs probably look at Uber and dream of what could be. In many ways, Uber is a model of business success.  However, in the last few years Uber has been subject to class action wage and salary lawsuits (unpaid overtime, misclassification of workers) in… Read More »

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MA Superior Court Wage Act Decision – Turning Precedent on its Head?

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A Massachusetts Superior Court recently ruled that a car dealership that paid employee-mechanics an hourly rate while working on customer vehicles, but did not compensate them for time spent on related tasks, such as cleaning their workspace, maintaining tools, dealing with customers and coworkers or completing paperwork, did not violate the Massachusetts Wage Act. It is… Read More »

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Employers Outside MA Cannot Escape Massachusetts Wage Act Claims

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Out-of-State Employers Subject to Massachusetts Wage Act Claims Out-of-state employers can no longer hide behind a wall of jurisdiction when determining the forum for wage act cases. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded in Cossart v. United Excel Corporation, et al., that a federal court in Massachusetts could exercise personal jurisdiction over a Kansas… Read More »

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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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