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SJC Strikes Down Two Initiative Petitions Proposing Laws Classifying Covered App-Based Drivers as Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Jaclyn L. Kawka discusses the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision that two initiative petitions may not…

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rejects Ballot Initiatives on Gig Economy Drivers’ Status as Independent Contractors

Staffiing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said that two ballot measures that…

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Massachusetts High Court Nixes App-Based Driver Ballot Question 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Fritz and Joshua Nadreau discuss the recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that does not allow an…

Posted in Independent Contractor Wage and Hour

Massachusetts High Court Issues Three Major Wage and Hour Decisions

From JDSupra, Celina Antonellis, Keri Engelman, Siobhan Mee, Mary Grace Parsons, and Douglas Schwarz discuss three recent…

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Massachusetts SJC Holds that Independent Contractor Statute Applies to Franchisees

From JDSupra, Michael Gamboli and Joshua Xavier discuss a recent ruling in which the Supreme Judicial Court…

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Massachusetts High Court Deals Blow to Franchisors Seeking Judicial Exemption from That State’s Strict Independent Contractor Test, But All Is Not Lost

From JDSupra, Richard Reibstein discusses a recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that the independent…

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Dispute Over Gig Drivers’ Independent Contractor Status Being Fought on All Fronts in Massachusetts 

From JDSupra, Jeffrey Fritz and Joshua Nadreau discuss the fight over the classification of gig drivers. Jeffrey…

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Court orders Norfolk staffing agency to pay more than $7.2M in back wages, damages to 1,105 aides, nurses after federal investigation, litigation

The United States Department of Labor announced that a medical staffing agency was required to pay $7.2…

Posted in Independent Contractor Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition

Oh the Horror: No Work for Hire in Friday the 13th Screenplay 

From JDSupra, Joshua Revilla discusses a case in which the rights to Friday the 13th hinged on whether…

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HIRING GIG WORKERS AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS IN MASSACHUSETTS 

From Lawyers.com, David S. Katz provides an overview of engaging with independent contractors in Massachusetts. David writes:…

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Massachusetts AG Announces Landmark Settlement With “Gig” Economy Company 

From Mondaq,  Courtney Longo reports that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy reached a settlement with the digital…

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Massachusetts Appeals Court discusses ABC Standard

In a recent case, Weiss v. Loomis, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a directed verdict in a…