Internet-Based Retail Employers Must Comply with the Massachusetts Wage Act

From JDSupra, Laura Martin discusses a case in which an internet-based retail entity was required to pay “Sunday Premium Pay” even thought it was not a brick and mortar shop. Laura writes: In Galloway v. SimpliSafe, a putative class action of customer support representatives sued their employer, SimpliSafe, Inc., alleging various Massachusetts Wage Act violations, including failure to […]

Call Center Employees in Massachusetts Win Claim For Sunday Premium Pay 

From Seyfarth Shaw, Patrick J.Bannon and VladaFeldman discuss a recent case in which call center employees were able to recover premium pay for working on Sundays. Patrick and Vlada write: Seyfarth Synopsis: A Massachusetts trial court judge ruled that employees were entitled to premium pay for work on Sundays at a call center, under a […]

New Year Brings New Obligations for Massachusetts Employers 

From JDSupra, Robert Fisher of Seyfarth Shaw LLP reviews the changes in labor laws for 2020. Seyfarth Synopsis: As we prepare to enter 2020, employers with a presence in Massachusetts should be mindful of certain changes to the wage and hour laws that will take effect in the new year. Most of these changes stem […]

Massachusetts Rings In The New Year With New Employment Laws 

From JDSupra, Andrew Eisenberg and Matthew Steinberg of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP discuss changes to Massachusetts employment laws for 2020. Andrew and Matthew write: On January 1, some important changes to Massachusetts employment law took effect. Below are the highlights: Paid Family and Medical Leave In 2018, Gov. Charlie Baker signed the so-called […]

Retailers must pay OT to commission-only salespeople – Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

From Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Eric Berkman discusses the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision that said commission based employees were entitled to overtime. Eric writes: Retail salespeople paid on a 100-percent commission basis were entitled to separate additional payments at one and a half times the minimum wage for overtime and Sunday hours, the Supreme Judicial Court […]

Massachusetts Retail and Inside Salespersons Are Now Entitled to Overtime and Sunday Premium Pay 

From Lexology, Cullan E. Jones and Christopher M. Pardo discuss a recent decision by the Supreme Judicial Court that said employees who are paid by commission are entitled to overtime pay. Cullan and Christopher write: Massachusetts’ highest court, The Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), recently issued its long awaited decision in Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC, SJC-12542, in which the […]

Hiring and wage & hour law in Massachusetts 

From Lexology, Laurence J. Donoghue provides a summary of Massachusetts’ wage and hour laws. Hiring Advertising What are the requirements relating to advertising open positions? All advertisements must be non-discriminatory on the basis of race, age, gender and other protected categories. Advertisements must specifically note whether applicants are sought to replace workers engaged in a […]