Category: Massachusetts

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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…

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MA: Grubhub Drivers are Exempt from Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a Massachusetts case in which Grubhub drivers were found to be…

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7-Eleven Protected from Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute by Federal Trade Commission Franchise Regulation

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses a case in which the court said that a specific rule for…

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Federal Court Denies Class Certification of 7-Eleven Franchisees in Misclassification Suit

From JDSupra, Peter Lawrence Loh and Elizabeth Stone discuss a recent decision in Massachusetts in which the…

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New Prime trucking company settles 2 misclassification suits for $28M 

From HRDive, Lisa Burden reports on the settlement of two misclassification lawsuits that alleged truck drivers were…

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FAA Exemption Extends to ‘Last Mile’ Delivery Drivers and MA State Law Prevents Enforcement of Class Action Waiver

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Kris Olson discusses the court’s decision that the class action waiver was not…