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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…

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Massachusetts Employers Are Strictly Liable for Treble Damages for Late Wage Payments 

From JDSupra, Raymond Ripple and Timothy Van Dyck discuss a recent case in which the Massachusetts Supreme…

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Patel, et al. v. 7-Eleven, Inc., et al – While the Massachusetts’ Independent Contractor Statute May Apply to Franchise Relationships, the SJC’s Decision Actually offers Protection for Franchisors

From JDSupra, Anthony Califano, Keval Kapadia, and John Skelton discuss the recent Massachusetts case in which the…

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules that Independent Contractor Test Applies to Franchisees 

From JDSupra, Allison Anderson, Christopher Feudo, and Natalie Panariello discuss the recent Massachusetts case in which the…