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Tips On Avoiding Wage & Hour Lawsuits In Massachusetts: Tip #4
Among the most common types of wage and hour lawsuits in Massachusetts are independent contractor misclassification suits.
United States
30 May 2019
Tips On Avoiding Wage And Hour Lawsuits In Massachusetts - April 2019
Even fair-minded employers, with sound policies, face "off-the-clock" claims. That is, employers have to defend against lawsuits in which employees argue that they worked hours for which
United States
3 May 2019
Tips On Avoiding Wage And Hour Lawsuits In Massachusetts
Until recently, there has been much debate about the enforceability of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. Courts disagreed as to whether employers could enforce these agreements
United States
4 Mar 2019
Dirty Wages: Tenth Circuit To Decide Whether Employees In The Marijuana Industry Are Covered Under The FLSA
The Tenth Circuit is set to decide whether workers in Colorado's legalized marijuana industry are entitled to wage and hour protections under the FLSA.
United States
26 Nov 2018
Massachusetts Recreational Pot Regulations Offer Little Guidance To Employers
On March 9, 2018, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission ("CCC") filed its much anticipated recreational marijuana Regulations with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. According to the CCC, the Regulations ...
United States
27 Mar 2018
A Potential P[L]ot Twist For Medical Marijuana And The ADA
A recently-filed lawsuit in the federal district court in Arizona alleges that an employee's use of medical marijuana may be permissible under the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
United States
7 Mar 2018
Massachusetts Federal Court Doubles Down On Disparate Impact Ruling Against City Of Boston
In Smith v. City of Boston, Plaintiffs brought suit against their employer, the City of Boston (the "City"), challenging the City's police promotional exam from sergeant to lieutenant.
United States
10 Aug 2017
Refusal To Hire Medical Pot Users Just Got Riskier–At Least In Rhode Island
The Judge who penned the decision began his analysis by quoting a 1967 lyric from The Beatles' song "With A Little Help From My Friends": "I get high with a little help from my friends."
United States
9 Aug 2017
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules That Employers May Need To Accommodate Off-Duty Medical Marijuana Use
On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that an employer could be liable under the Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Act for disability discrimination by declining employment...
United States
27 Jul 2017
Barry Miller And Anthony Califano Authored An Article For Massachusetts Lawyers Journal
This article discusses the Massachusetts independent contractor statute and federal preemption.
United States
11 Apr 2017
Massachusetts SJC Strikes A Blow To Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently held that the FAAAA preempts the second prong of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute as applied to certain delivery drivers.
United States
6 Jan 2017
Recreational Marijuana Use Becomes Legal In Massachusetts: Questions And Answers For Dazed And Confused Employers
Massachusetts has voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. For employers that want to maintain drug-free workplaces, the new marijuana law raises a number of questions...
United States
17 Nov 2016
ELL SCOTUS Series # 5 – MHN v. Zaborowski
On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear MHN Government Services, Inc. v. Zaborowski, an appeal from a Ninth Circuit decision refusing to compel arbitration in a wage case.
United States
26 Nov 2015
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