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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…

Molly Clayton Mooney, Alison H. Silveira

No Quarter: SJC Mandates Treble Damages for Any Late Payment of Wages - Even Honest, Corrected Mistakes

USA - April 5 2022 On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court adopted an even more employee-friendly approach to damages for Wage Act violations in the…

Anthony S. Califano, Emily 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…

Alison H. Silveira

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…

Alison H. Silveira

Massachusetts Proposed Pay Scale Legislation

USA - July 8 2021 Proposed legislation would require many employers in Massachusetts to provide pay scales to prospective and current employees. A…

Daniel B. Klein, Hillary J. Massey, Emily J. Miller, Maria Papasevastos