Posted in Independent Contractor

US DOL Recovers $352K in Back Pay After Staffing Agency Misclassifies Workers Placed at Manufacturing Facilities as Independent Contractors

The United States Department of Labor announced that it recovered over $352k in back wages for workers…

Posted in Independent Contractor

US Department of Labor obtains judgment to recover $9.3M in back wages, damages for 1,756 workers misclassified by Philadelphia staffing company

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment that will recover $9.3 million in…

Posted in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC Suse Supreme Staffing LLC, Inspire Hotel Staffing LLC, and Better Placement LLC for Race Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against several staffing agencies alleging that they discriminated…

Posted in Employment Law

Court Orders Staffing Firms that Split Pay to Avoid Overtime to Pay $2.4 million for Wages and Liquidated Damages

The United States Department of Labor announced that a court ordered the owners of two staffing firms…

Posted in Independent Contractor

US Dept. of Labor Recovers $80k in Back Wages and Damages from Temporary Staffing Agency who Denied Overtime to Hospitality Workers.

The United States Department of Labor announced that it recoverd $80k from a temporary staffing agency that…

Posted in Paid Family and Medical Leave

Massachusetts Clarifies Whether Employees May “Top Off” Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

From JDSupra, Morgan McDonald discusses the recent notice that employees may not “top off” paid family and…

Posted in Employment Law

Massachusetts Democrats Nominate Campbell for AG Race; AG Healey Runs for Governor

From JDSupra, Lori Kalani and Bernard Nash report on the results of last week’s elections. Lori and…

Posted in Employment Law

AG Healey Issues Seventh Annual Labor Day Report on Office’s Efforts To Combat Wage Theft and Protect Workers

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today issued her seventh annual Labor Day Report on the office’s efforts to combat wage…

Posted in Independent Contractor

Massachusetts Court of Appeals says Home Inspectors are Independent Contractors

From JDSupra, Mark Tabakman discusses a recent case in which the Massachusetts Court of Appeals said that…

Posted in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Massachusetts Appeals Court Decision Reminds Employers to Make Decisions on Age-Neutral Criteria

From JDSupra, Sean P. O’Connor and Brendan T. Sweeney discuss a recent case which is a reminder…

Posted in Independent Contractor

Massachusetts Appeals Court Says Home Inspectors Were Independent Contractors — Not Employees

From JDSupra, Anthony Califano and Alexandra Hassell discuss a recent case in which the Massachusetts Appeals Court…

Posted in Employment Law

Partner in Key West Labor Staffing Companies Sentenced for Tax, Immigration, and Money Laundering Crimes

The Department of Justice announced the sentencing of the partner of several Key West staffing agencies to…