Co-authored by Robert A. Fisher and Christina Duszlak

Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court limits the scope of the Wage Act to exclude sick time payments and potentially other types of contingent compensation.

The Massachusetts Wage Act has been a boon to plaintiffs, as it provides for automatic treble damages for late or unpaid
Continue Reading Massachusetts Highest Court Refuses to Award a Triple Windfall

seyfarth.jpgCo-authored by: Robert Whitman, Cameron Smith, John DiNapoli and Zack Sharpe

Earlier today, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto and re-passed the Earned Sick Time Act.  New York now joins cities including Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Portland, OR in requiring employers to provide sick leave to their workers.

As early as

Continue Reading Feeling Queasy Yet? New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act Becomes Law

Authored by Laura Reasons

In an important victory for the City of Albuquerque, the Tenth Circuit in Chavez v. City of Albuquerque issued an opinion upholding a decision of the District of New Mexico.

The Tenth Circuit held:  (1) the City’s dual calculation method does not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”); (2) sale back proceeds for sick leave

Continue Reading Tenth Circuit Approves City of Albuquerque’s Method of Calculating Over Time Pay