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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…

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Massachusetts High Court Deals Blow to Franchisors Seeking Judicial Exemption from That State’s Strict Independent Contractor Test, But All Is Not Lost 

From JDSupra,,Richard Reibstein discusses a recent case in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First…

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Massachusetts Drivers Fear the Loss of Flexible Schedules if Ballot Question Passes

From WWLP, Matt Murphy reports that drivers oppose the ballot question that would make them employees. Matt…

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Dispute Over Gig Drivers’ Independent Contractor Status Being Fought on All Fronts in Massachusetts 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Fritz and Joshua Nadreau discuss the fight over the status of gig drivers as…

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Lyft makes largest one-time political donation in Massachusetts history, fueling gig worker ballot fight

From The Boston Globe, Matt Stout and John Hilliard report that Lyft has made a $14 million…

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rejects Use of Independent Contractor Statute for Joint Employment Status Determination 

From JDSupra, Danielle Dillon and Tom Pagliarini discuss the recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court…

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Massachusetts High Court Eases Burden on Business, Confirms FLSA Test Governs Joint Employer Inquiry

From JDSupra, Cooley LLP discusses a recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in which the…

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Postmates Compels Arbitration of Misclassification Claims and Settles for $4,750

From Reuters, Daniel Wiessner reports on a settlement of claims by Postmates workers alleging that they were…

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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…