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Sweeping Changes to Enforcement of the Massachusetts Wage Laws May Be On the Horizon, and It’s Not Good News for Employers

USA - April 27 2022 In 2008, the Massachusetts legislature cracked down on employers who violate the Commonwealth’s wage laws by imposing mandatory treble damages and…

Barry J. Miller, Molly Clayton Mooney

Massachusetts High Court Aligns State Joint Employment Claims with Federal Standard, and Provides Guidance on Claim Preclusion for FLSA Collective Action Opt-Ins

USA - December 16 2021 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court answered longstanding questions about which entities may be jointly responsible for wage…

Barry J. Miller

SJC Rejects Expansive Standard for Joint Employment Under Massachusetts Wage Laws, Aligning with Federal Standard

USA - December 15 2021 On December 13, 2021, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court answered longstanding questions about which entities may be jointly responsible for…

Barry J. Miller

Massachusetts Governor Issues Emergency Order Temporarily Closing Non-COVID-19 Essential Businesses And Organizations

USA - March 23 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Baker announced increased COVID-19 restrictions on Massachusetts businesses and residents…

Christopher W. Kelleher, Daniel B. Klein

Tips on Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuits in Massachusetts

USA - April 18 2019 Even fair-minded employers, with sound policies, face “off-the-clock” claims. That is, employers have to defend against lawsuits in which employees…

C.J. Eaton, Kristin G. McGurn, Patrick J. Bannon, Timothy J. Buckley, Anthony S. Califano, Ariel D. Cudkowicz, Robert A. Fisher, James M. Hlawek, Hillary J. Massey, Barry J. Miller, Molly Clayton Mooney, Dawn Reddy Solowey, Michael E. Steinberg, Jean M. Wilson