Employment Law Blog

10

Jan2014
As the issue of independent contractor misclassification becomes more and more prevalent, rampant employment misclassification has become a frequent occurrence in the delivery, distribution and logistics industry. In a recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Court held that delivery drivers for a delivery and ... Read More

02

Jan2014
Has your employer failed it pay you the prevailing wage rate that you are owed? Was it even by mistake that they failed to pay you? In a recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Court stated that it is irrelevant whether or not your employer intended to ... Read More

24

Dec2013
You're working hard, you're earning tips, but are you getting paid all your tips? Under Massachusetts law, only three classes of employees are eligible to receive and share tips: 1) wait staff; 2) service employees; and 3) service bartenders. The following will help readers understand whether they fall under any of ... Read More

23

Dec2013
Does the company you work with consider you an independent contractor as opposed to an employee? As a result of the costs associated with treating an individual as an employee, companies have a perverse incentive to classify you as an independent contractor. While this may be to the company's benefit, ... Read More

18

Dec2013
Do you work on public works projects in Massachusetts? If so, you are likely covered by the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law. The Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law establishes minimum wage rates for workers on public construction projects, workers engaged in school bus transportation, operators of vehicles and equipment engaged by public entities ... Read More

17

Dec2013
With the new year right around the corner, I am excited to announce to the beginning of the Massachusetts Employee Rights Blog. Stated simply, the purpose of this blog is to inform employees and workers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of their workplace rights. In an ever developing and changing ... Read More