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Misclassified Plaintiffs in Massachusetts Eyeing $2.9 Million Proposed Settlement

Misclassified Plaintiffs in Massachusetts Eyeing $2.9 Million Proposed Settlement April 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Plaintiffs in a recent Massachusetts employment law collective action have asked a federal judge in Massachusetts to approve a settlement worth $2.9 million that would settle claims of improper classification allegedly costing employees overtime pay.
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Au pairs and Massachusetts Labor Law: Cultural Exchange or Exploitation?

Au pairs and Massachusetts Labor Law: Cultural Exchange or Exploitation? May 7, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Cambridge, MA A Massachusetts Employment lawsuit appears like a slam dunk when figures such as $4.35 per hour for a 45-hour week, or $195.75 as a weekly stipend are bandied about. However, there’s more to this story than meets the eye. Plaintiffs cite affronts to Massachusetts Labor law and various statutes observed by other jurisdictions where the putative class-action lawsuit lives. Defendants, on the other hand, claim they are playing by the rules and that their hands are tied.
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Is Double Dipping a Violation of Massachusetts Labor Law?

Is Double Dipping a Violation of Massachusetts Labor Law? July 8, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Charlton, MA Does a building commissioner who also serves as a call firefighter deserve municipal pay under Massachusetts labor law when a call comes in during work hours? Or should the Massachusetts employee forfeit his municipal pay when performing emergency duties? Is he even allowed to work these two jobs at all?
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Lawsuit Alleges Blackstone Violated Massachusetts Labor Law

Lawsuit Alleges Blackstone Violated Massachusetts Labor Law March 8, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Boston, MA The Blackstone Group is the subject of a recent lawsuit that claims that the financial services company underpaid an administrative assistant in violation of Massachusetts labor law.
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Airlines Scoop Tips from Skycaps

Airlines Scoop Tips from Skycaps February 15, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Boston, MA Late on a Friday afternoon, Shannon Liss-Riordan is between appointments and looking forward to the weekend. If we talk fast, she has a few minutes to answer questions about a recent certification of an important Massachusetts employment class action case that could ultimately improve the lives of hundreds of Skycaps that work the at airports across the US.
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Four Employers Cited for Massachusetts Labor Law Violations

Four Employers Cited for Massachusetts Labor Law Violations February 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley—a Democrat who recently lost her bid to save the late Ted Kennedy's seat for her party—issued a statement on February 1 that outlined various Massachusetts employment law violations alleged against four Massachusetts meal delivery companies. The allegations centered on the misclassification of drivers as independent contractors rather than employees of the companies involved.
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Massachusetts Employment Attorneys May Take Issue with the State Legislature Over Sealed Employment Records

Massachusetts Employment Attorneys May Take Issue with the State Legislature Over Sealed Employment Records January 21, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Boston, MA In a move that could provoke action from several Massachusetts employment attorneys, the state legislature has refused to release any information about its record on hiring minorities.
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Wal-Mart Settlement: Wake-up Call for Massachusetts Employment Law?

Wal-Mart Settlement: Wake-up Call for Massachusetts Employment Law? December 27, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Boston, MA Wage and hour disputes may be on the downslide for the state of Massachusetts. On the heels of the largest settlement for a wage-and-hour class-action lawsuit in Massachusetts history-- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay $40 to all employees who worked for Massachusetts Wal-Mart locations between August 1995 and the settlement date—employers must realize that they have to abide by Massachusetts Labor Law .
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Workers Win $40 Million from Wal-Mart over Violations of Massachusetts Labor Law

Workers Win $40 Million from Wal-Mart over Violations of Massachusetts Labor Law December 22, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Boston, MA A group of employees who challenged big-box retailer Wal-Mart over violations of Massachusetts Labor Law have won a $40 million settlement, representing the largest wage-and-hour class-action settlement in the Bay State's history.
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Massachusetts Contractor Violates Massachusetts Labor Laws

Massachusetts Contractor Violates Massachusetts Labor Laws November 20, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA The failure of a Dorchester-based contractor to pay prevailing and overtime wages according to the provisions of Massachusetts Labor Law has cost Nealco Environmental Services, Inc. thousands of dollars in fines and other restitutions.
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