Category: Massachusetts

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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…

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First Circuit Rules Amazon Delivery Drivers Not Required to Arbitrate Misclassification Claims 

From JDSupra, Christopher Feudo, Christian Garcia, and Jonathan Keselenko discuss a recent Massachusetts case in which the…

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Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers 

From The New York Times,  Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi report that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing…

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Massachusetts Court Has Bad “Prong B” News For Gig Businesses 

From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello discusses a recent case in Massachusetts in which the judge indicated that it…

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Limits on independent contracting hurt employers and workers

From Commonwealth Magazine, Mike Hruby argues that the strict independent contractor laws in California and Massachusetts unnecessarily…

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Judge in Lyft misclassification case says drivers are essential to its profits

Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani appeared skeptical of Lyft’s claims that its drivers were…

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Uber settles with drivers for $20 million

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein reports on a settlement for $20 million between Uber and drivers in California…

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Mass. DFML on Contractors “25 Covered Individuals” Threshold

From The National Law Review, Nancy L. Gunzenhauser Popper and Anastasia A. Regne discuss when independent contractors…

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Court Uses 8-Factor Test To Hand Gig Businesses Victory In Next Round In New Prime Arbitration Battle 

From Mondaq, Richard R. Meneghello discusses the recent Massachusetts case which found that a DoorDash driver was…

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It’s Not Just California with an Employee-Friendly Worker Misclassification Test: Massachusetts was an Early Adopter 

From JDSupra, Michelle Roberts Gonzales, David Mitchell, and Jody Newman remind readers that Massachusetts uses the ABC…

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Federal Court in Massachusetts Halts DoorDash Driver’s Claims, Greenlights Arbitration

From Lexology, Jillian Hart and Robert O. Sheridan discuss a Massachusetts case in which the court said a driver…

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Massachusetts AG Prosecutes Cleaning Company for Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud

The Saugus Advertiser published a press release from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office describing the prosecution of…