Work & The Law

Delivery Drivers Misclassified as Independent Contractors

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has ruled that RXO delivery drivers were misclassified as independent contractors under the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute, G.L. c. 149, § 148B, entitling them to recover unlawful deductions taken from their pay. United States District Court of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Plaintiffs Justin Muniz, Mohammed Belaabd, Jose

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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Independent Contractor Misclassification Case To Proceed

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has reversed the dismissal of an independent contractor misclassification/unpaid overtime case brought against the Montachusetts Regional Transit Authority (MART), noting the different standard used determining whether an individual is an employee for purposes of discrimination claims versus unpaid wage claims in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Appeals Court SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “In July 2021, the

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Seeking Reinstatement Under the Mass Wage Act

The Massachusetts Wage Act affords aggrieved employees the ability to sue their employers and recover for an employer’s failure to pay wages to which the employee was entitled. The Supreme Judicial Court recently address the issue of whether an employee may also seek reinstatement under the Wage Act.

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The Employment Status of Delivery Drivers

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 logistics company were improperly classified as independent contractors rather than

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Delivery Drivers Misclassified as Independent Contractors

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has ruled that RXO delivery drivers were misclassified as independent contractors under the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute, G.L. c. 149, § 148B, entitling them to recover unlawful deductions taken from their pay. United States District Court of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Plaintiffs Justin Muniz, Mohammed Belaabd, Jose

Read More »

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Independent Contractor Misclassification Case To Proceed

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has reversed the dismissal of an independent contractor misclassification/unpaid overtime case brought against the Montachusetts Regional Transit Authority (MART), noting the different standard used determining whether an individual is an employee for purposes of discrimination claims versus unpaid wage claims in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Appeals Court SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “In July 2021, the

Read More »

Seeking Reinstatement Under the Mass Wage Act

The Massachusetts Wage Act affords aggrieved employees the ability to sue their employers and recover for an employer’s failure to pay wages to which the employee was entitled. The Supreme Judicial Court recently address the issue of whether an employee may also seek reinstatement under the Wage Act.

Read More »

The Employment Status of Delivery Drivers

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 logistics company were improperly classified as independent contractors rather than

Read More »

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