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May
19
On May 18, 2021, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation to address the overwhelming Unemployment Insurance bills employers received in April.
Dec
28
Most of us are happy to leave 2020 behind. 2020 was a year wrought with struggles both at home and in the workplace. Many companies faced closures, near closures, reduced capacities, and reduced business all because of the impact of the COVID-19 global pande…
Dec
18
The long-awaited approval and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived and, with its arrival, many businesses have questions about it and, more specifically, whether they can mandate it as a job requirement. Although some people have already started re…
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…
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