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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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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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Massachusetts Wage and Salary Law

Massachusetts Minimum Wage Set to Increase January 1, 2015

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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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So You’re an Independent Contractor – Now Hire Independent Counsel to Review Your Services Contract

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Independent Contractors have become more and more common these days due, in part, to economic conditions and businesses’ unwillingness or inability to hire employees, an individual’s need to work multiple jobs, and/or other policy-related issues such as state or federal healthcare requirements if a business has a minimum number of full time employees. In… Read More »

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