Recent News and Alerts

  • Jan 31, 2018

    SJC: Unused, Accrued Sick Leave not “Wages” under the Massachusetts Wage Act

    The SJC has recently ruled that payment for unused, accrued sick leave upon separation from employment not "wages" under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
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  • Jan 19, 2017

    Labor and Employment Advisory: MA Courts Adopt Narrow Test for Unpaid Meal Breaks

    On December 23, 2016, the Massachusetts Superior Court reached a decision in DeVito et al. v. Longwood Security Services, Inc., et al. regarding how to determine whether employees should be compensated for the time they are on a meal break, choosing to apply the more narrow “relief from duties” test.

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  • Dec 22, 2016

    Do Employees Get Paid for Snow Days?

    It is officially winter here in Massachusetts, and with the cold of the coming months also comes the prospect of businesses being closed for snow days. As a result, employees and employers alike might be asking, do workers get paid for snow days?

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  • May 27, 2016

    Labor and Employment Advisory: DOL Issues New Overtime Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Labor issued new overtime regulations, expanding overtime protections for 4.2 million workers nationwide and 84,000 workers in Massachusetts.
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  • Oct 26, 2015

    When Out-of-State Employers and Massachusetts Employees Collide

    First Circuit allows Massachusetts employee to sue Kansas employer in Massachusetts for unpaid commissions.
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