Category: Massachusetts

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Employee Misclassification, Gig Economy Major Sources Of Lost Unemployment Insurance In Mass.

From RecentlyHeard, Rajesh Khanna discusses the testimony at a recent a hearing of the Unemployment Insurance Trust…

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Massachusetts Uber/Lyft Ballot Proposition Would Create Subminimum Wage: Drivers Could Earn as Little as $4.82 an Hour

The UC Berkeley Labor Center released an analysis that says Massachusetts Uber/Lyft drivers might earn as little…

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MA AG’s Office Certifies 17 Initiative Petitions including Petition to make App-Based Drivers Independent Contractors

From Massachusetts Attorney General Maury Healey’s office: BOSTON — After a thorough review of 30 initiative petitions submitted by…

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Massachusetts’ Strictest-In-The-Nation Definition Of “Employee” May Encompass Franchise Operators

From JDSupra, John McKelway and Hugh Murray, III discusses the referral by the United States Court of…

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Massachusetts drivers, delivery workers, and allies slam Proposition 22-copycat ballot language as discriminatory assault on workers’ civil and economic rights 

Coalition To Protect Workers’ Rights Inc will oppose the ballot initiative that would allow app-based workers to…

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App-based workers & partners to file ballot question to secure new worker benefits, protect flexibility to remain independent contractors 

The Massachusetts Coalition of Independent Work announced plans to file a ballot initiative to allow app-based workers…

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The Social and Economic Costs of Illegal Misclassification, Wage Theft and Tax Fraud in Residential Construction in Massachusetts 

From the University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center, Tom Juravich, Russell Ormiston, Dale Belman studied the labor and…

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California’s Preemption Analysis Creates Circuit Split Making AB-5 Ripe for Supreme Court Review 

From JDSupra, Penny Chen, Carter Norfleet, and Saman Rejali review the recent decision by the 9th Circuit…

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Appeals Court Affirms Employer’s Ability to Compel Arbitration in Massachusetts 

From JDSupra, Laurielle Howe and Rachel Reingold Mandel discuss a recent case in which Handy, an online…

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Massachusetts Court Denies Motions to Dismiss AG’s Lawsuit that Sought Ruling that Uber and Lyft Drivers are Employees

Suffolk Superior Court Justice Kenneth W. Salinger issued an order on March 25, 2021 denying Uber and…

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Massachusetts Supreme Court Holds That Uber’s Registration Process Did Not Provide Reasonable Notice of Terms and Conditions and That Arbitration Was Therefore Improper 

From JDSupra, Brendan Gooley discusses a recent case in which the Massachusetts Supreme Court said that the…

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MA: Workers, Without Whom Company Would Cease to Exist, Are Not Outside the Usual Course of Company’s Business

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a Massachusetts case in which the court applied Massachusetts’ ABC test…