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Malden business owners indicted for falsely misclassifying workers, concealing more than $2.8 million in payroll 

  From the Boston Globe, Jackson Cote reports that two owners of a cleaning company have been…

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Massachusetts Enacts Law on Noncompete Agreements 

  From Lexology, David J. Santeusanio and Andrew Silvia provide an excellent overview of the Massachusetts statute governing noncompete…

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Noncompete Reform 

    From Lexology, Melissa McDonagh and Kevin Burke report on the recently passed (but not yet signed…

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SJC justices urge lawmakers to update independent contractor law 

  From MassLive, Shira Schoenberg reports that Massachusetts Supreme Court Justices encouraged the legislature to clarify the state’s independent…

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Mass Attorney General Leads Multi-State Effort To Curb Worker Misclassification 

  From Framingham Source, Susan Petroni reports tha Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy joined in a brief to the…

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Out-of-State Workers May Bring Suit under Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute

  This is a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case from 2013 but it came up in a…

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Harvard University Gets Lesson In “Higher Education” In Independent Contractor Case 

  From JDSupra, Mark Tabakman reports on a settlement between Harvard University and therapists and acupuncturists who alleged that…

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Patriot Ledger delivery drivers ruled employees, not contractors 

  From The Boston Globe, Katie Johnston reports on the Appeals Court decision that newspaper delivery drivers were employees…

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Massachusetts Appeals Court rules against Gatehouse, says its newspaper carriers are employees

  From MassLive.com, Shira Schoenberg reports that the Massachusetts Appeals Court found that a newspaper carrier was an…

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Massachusetts high court case considers workers’ compensation for newspaper deliverers

  From MassLive, Shira Schoenberg reports that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is considering a case in which a…

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Judge rules taxi driver is an employee, not contractor

From the Gloucester Times, Mary Markos reports that judge found a taxi driver to be an employee and not…

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2016 Massachusetts Employment Law Year In Review

  From the National Law Review, Robert Sheridan reviews the developments in 2016 in employment law in Massachusetts…