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Massachusetts employers strictly liable for late payments under wage act

USA - April 4 2022 On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held, in Reuter v. City of Methuen, that the Massachusetts Wage Act, G.L. C. 149, §…

Justin F. Keith, Amanda L. Carney, Terence P. McCourt

New York Federal Judge Strikes Down DOL ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

USA - September 15 2020 On Sept. 8, 2020, a New York federal judge struck down substantial portions of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL’s) joint employer final rule, which…

Jerrold F. Goldberg, Eric B. Sigda, Jonathan L. Sulds

More Businesses Allowed to Reopen as Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 3 on July 6

USA - July 7 2020 Beginning July 6, Massachusetts will enter Phase 3 of the Four-Phase Reopening Plan. However, businesses located within Boston will have a delayed…

Justin F. Keith, Amanda L. Carney, Terence P. McCourt, Kelly M. Pesce, Robert A. Sherman

Massachusetts Updates Sector-Specific Safety Standards for Phase 2 Step 2 of Economic Reopening

USA - June 23 2020 Effective June 22, 2020, Massachusetts moves into Step 2 of Phase 2 of the Four-Phase Reopening Plan. Businesses permitted to reopen in Step 2 can…

Justin F. Keith, Amanda L. Carney, Terence P. McCourt, Kelly M. Pesce, Robert A. Sherman

Massachusetts Implements New Guidelines for June 8 Start Date for Phase 2 of Economic Reopening

USA - June 9 2020 On June 6, 2020, Massachusetts Gov. Baker announced that Phase 2 of the Four-Phase Reopening Plan (known as the "cautions" phase), will start on June…

Justin F. Keith, Amanda L. Carney, Terence P. McCourt, Kelly M. Pesce, Robert A. Sherman