Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook

Expert guidance from both plaintiff and defense perspectives

  • Product Number: 2080322EBK
  • Publication Date: 4/9/2024
  • Edition: 8th Edition 2024
  • Copyright: © 2024 MCLE, Inc.
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    The Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook brings together an outstanding set of materials dealing with wage and hours law. Included are experts from both the employer and the employee sides of the bar, addressing a broad range of issues on payment of wages, overtime, leave statutes and policies, interactions with disability law, rights of hourly immigrant workers, and independent contractor status. The Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook guides practitioners through this challenging and critically important area of employment law.

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    • Update: April 2024

      Dear Subscriber:

      Thank you for updating your library with the 2024 edition of the Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook . This latest version brings updated resources within your immediate reach—for fast, accurate, and practical answers to your questions.

      Highlights from the many issues addressed in this edition include

      • an employer's liability for treble damages despite paying the employees' overdue wages prior to their filing of a lawsuit;
      • case law on the application of the independent contractor statute to persons providing services through an intermediary staffing agency;
      • application of the independent contractor statute to the relationship between a franchisor and its franchisee;
      • the standards applicable to claims of retaliation under the Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act;
      • a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the standards applied by the Department of Labor in determining whether "highly compensated employees" (HCEs) are exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws;
      • disallowance of a state law claim for treble damages brought by employees who had already sought relief under a federal statute, the Fair Labor Standards Act;
      • updates on the Department of Labor's activities regarding independent contractor classification, joint employer status, and exemptions for white-collar employees;
      • an Appeals Court decision affirming the independent contractor status of home inspectors who, among other considerations, used their own equipment, vehicles, and assistants; contacted clients directly; and established their own schedules and workload;
      • a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit analyzing the choice-of-law considerations involved in applying the Massachusetts Wage Act to an out-of-state financial planner; and
      • recent developments in state and federal leave laws and the relationships between them.

      We trust that you will find this latest version of the Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook an invaluable resource for your busy practice.


      MCLE Press

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    Chapter 01 expand

    Exhibit 1A

    - G.L. c. 149, § 148: Covered Employers and Employees Buy Form

    Exhibit 1B

    - 2008 Massachusetts Attorney General Advisory on Independent Contractor Law Buy Form

    Exhibit 1C

    - Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc., Order of Certification Buy Form

    Exhibit 1D

    - Wage Payment Due Dates Under G.L. c. 149, § 148 Buy Form
    Chapter 02 expand

    Checklist 2.1

    - Plaintiff’s Checklist Regarding Overtime Issues Buy Form
    Chapter 03 expand

    The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

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    Chapter 05 expand

    The Small Necessities Leave Act

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    Kimberly Y. Jones, Esq., Athena Legal Strategies Group

    Exhibit 5A

    - Small Necessities Leave Act: Attorney General’s Advisory 98/1 Buy Form

    Exhibit 5B

    - Small Necessities Leave Act Questions and Answers Buy Form

    Exhibit 5C

    - Small Necessities Leave Act Snapshot and Checklist Buy Form
    Chapter 06 expand

    Interrelationships Among Federal and Massachusetts Leave Laws

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    Sally L. Adams, Esq., Law Office of Sally L. Adams
    Monica Snyder Perl, Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Additional Resources for Wage and Hours Law

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    Appendix A

    - Selected Massachusetts Laws Pertaining to Wage and Hour Issues Buy Form

    Appendix B

    - State Minimum Wage Rates Buy Form

    Appendix C

    - Department of Labor Employment Law Guide: Wages and Hours Worked, Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Buy Form

    Appendix D

    - Questions and Answers About the FLSA Buy Form

    Appendix E

    - Questions and Answers About the Minimum Wage Buy Form
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