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Nov
16
The number of gig workers has been on the rise over the last few years with the advent of many online platform companies, such as DoorDash, Instacart, and Uber. The notion of gig workers and a gig worker-based economy, however, is not new. Whether one refers…
Nov
9
A common issue in wage and hour law is whether an individual is appropriately classified as an employee or independent contractor. In Massachusetts, a Court will make a determination as to whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor based u…
Oct
23
As employers are well aware, employment litigation can be time-consuming, exhaustive, and expensive. In order to streamline the process, some employers include arbitration agreements as part of their standard onboarding documents. Use of an arbitration agre…
Oct
21
The pandemic has already created a flurry of individual and class action lawsuits against companies. In fact, according to data collected through a national association for lawyers, it is estimated that approximately 80 COVID-related litigation cases have bee…
Jul
31
The dog days of summer are here, which means employees will be taking vacation time off from work. This year, with COVID-19, many states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut have issued travel bans with various restrictions imposed on travelers returning …
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