independent contractors; wage and hour violations

1st_Circuit_seal.pngAuthored by Barry Miller

A recent ruling from the First Circuit Court of Appeals captioned Massachusetts Delivery Association v. Coakley has important implications for industry groups representing employers that find themselves embattled in wage and hour litigation regarding widespread industry practices.  In overturning a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit held that

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 Authored by Michael D. Fleischer

Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley, announced several days ago that the agency’s Fair Labor Division had handled over 5,000 cases and recovered more than $8 million from Massachusetts employers for wage and hour violations in 2010. Of the $8 million, more than $4.6 million was paid back to workers in restitution, and the remaining

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