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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, 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…

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NH Drywall Company Agrees to $500,000 Settlement

  The Massachusetts Attorney General released a statement saying that a drywall company agreed to pay $500,000…

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Labor and Employment Group News: Independent Contractor or “Employee, Inc.”? 

From  JDSupra, Barry Waters discusses a recent case in which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) said that…

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Massachusetts adopts strict background check rules for Uber, Lyft drivers 

  Reuters reports that Massachusetts requires background checks for Lyft and Uber drivers starting in January. Nov…

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MA Court says FAAA Preempted Independent Contractor Statute

  There have been multiple cases in Massachusetts in which parties claim that the Federal Aviation Administration…

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Umpteenth Time’s the Charm? Massachusetts Has Another Go At Non-Compete Reform

  From JDSupra, Dawn Mertineit, Katherine Perrelli, and Erik Weibust discuss proposed legislation that would limit non-compete agreements in Massachusetts.  This…