Category Archives: MA Wage and Salary
Determining how much to pay your employees can be difficult. On one hand, you want them to be happy and able to support themselves; on the other hand, you want to keep as much of the profits as possible. Luckily, the law provides some sort of guidance. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) of… Finish Reading Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: Minimum Wage
We are beginning a series where we delve into the different laws that are addressed in the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and hopefully help you avoid mistakes that can be detrimental to your business. This act details exactly how to calculate your employee’s compensation, and what you can and can’t do regarding overtime… Finish Reading Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws: An Introduction
Employee or Independent Contractor?: How to Classify Workers In Massachusetts using the Three-Prong Test
Want to know if you have been misclassifying your workers as independent contractors rather than as employees? Better yet, want to know if you have been misclassified by your employer? Today’s blog will discuss the legal standard in Massachusetts to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the law. Employers… Finish Reading Employee or Independent Contractor?: How to Classify Workers In Massachusetts using the Three-Prong Test
…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… Finish Reading Uber’s Legal Issues Are Not Unique
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… Finish Reading MA Superior Court Wage Act Decision – Turning Precedent on its Head?
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… Finish Reading Employers Outside MA Cannot Escape Massachusetts Wage Act Claims
The Sick Time Clock…Has Run Out of Time. The new Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law took effect over 5 months ago on July 1, 2015. As predicted, the latest wave of ‘wage and salary’ type complaints and lawsuits in Massachusetts are trickling in to my plaintiff-lawyer colleagues. Do not underestimate the consequences of failing to… Finish Reading Massachusetts Sick Time Complaints Have Begun to Roll In
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… Finish Reading Insurance Agents Were the Latest Target of Worker Misclassification Cases
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… Finish Reading Employers: Pay Often and Pay Early!
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… Finish Reading Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149 Section 150