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MA: Cleaning Company Cited $335,000 for Wage, Payroll Violations and Worker Misclassification

WorkersCompensation.com reports that a Massachusetts cleaning company will pay $335,000 for wage law violations including misclassifying workers…

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Class Action Standards for Wage and Hour Cases

From Lexology, Stephen T. Melnick reviews a recent case in which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial court discussed…

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Contractor can’t sue as third-party beneficiary

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Kris Olson reports that a contractor cannot sue the client of the party…

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Foreign manufacturer misclassifies Mass. sales rep as contractor

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Eric T. Berkman discusses a recent Massachusetts case in which a sales representative…

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Lyft drivers bound by ‘clickwrap’ arbitration clause

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Pat Murphy  A Massachusetts Lyft driver’s class action alleging that the ride-sharing company…

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Massachusetts Misclassification Claims barred by Statute of Limitations

  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly  reports on a misclassification claim that was limited by the statute of limitations because…

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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…