Category: Massachusetts

Posted in Arbitration Massachusetts

App-Based Local Delivery Couriers are not Exempt From Arbitration

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses a recent case in Massachusetts in which the court said that local…

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First Circuit Delivers Win To Companies Hungry To Enforce Mutual Arbitration Agreements With Couriers Who Rarely Cross State Lines

From JDSupra, Nicolas Lussier and Andrew Scroggins discuss a recent case in which the court said Postmate…

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Court enters consent order requiring USPack Logistics to pay $575K to 62 Massachusetts couriers to resolve allegations of independent contractors’ misclassification 

The United States Department of Labor announced a consent judgement recovering $575k for workers misclassified as independent…

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A Court Rules Workers Are Independent Contractors! Will Wonders Never Cease?

From JDSupra, Mark Tabakman discusses a recent case in Massachusetts in which the court said that home…

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Massachusetts Appeals Court Says Home Inspectors Were Independent Contractors — Not Employees

From JDSupra, Anthony Califano and Alexandra Hassell discuss a recent case in which the Massachusetts Appeals Court…

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Massachusetts High Court Says Grubhub Delivery Drivers Must Arbitrate Claims 

From JDSupra, Joshua Nadreau discusses a decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) that says Grubhub…

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SJC Strikes Down Two Initiative Petitions Proposing Laws Classifying Covered App-Based Drivers as Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Jaclyn L. Kawka discusses the decision by the  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) that two…

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Massachusetts High Court Nixes App-Based Driver Ballot Question 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Fritz and Joshua Nadreau discuss the recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court…

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U.S. Court of Appeals Offers Guidance on Applicability of Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws to Out-of-State Workers

From JDSupra, Stephen Melnick discuss a recent case in which the First Circuit Court of Appeals said…

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Hears Challenge to Gig Worker Ballot Question

Reuters and Bloomberg Law report that the Masssachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shows signs of being receptive to…

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Massachusetts High Court Expands Employer Liability for Late Payment of Wages 

From JDSupra, Christopher Kaczmarek, Melissa McDonagh, and Stephen Melnick discuss a recent case in which the Masschusetts…

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Title VII Claims Fail When Plaintiff is an Independent Contractor

A recent Massachusetts District Court decision follows a series of cases in which a plaintiff is unable…