Newsletters

October 01, 2017

Arbitration of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently confirmed an insurance company’s right, under both statutory law (M.G.L. c. 175, § 111D) and the terms of its policy
September 01, 2017

Workers Providing Services to a Single Employer May Be Independent Contractors Not Entitled to Unemployment Compensation

In a ruling favorable to employers, the Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that a worker may be considered an independent contractor for purposes of Connecticut's Unemployment Compensation Act
August 01, 2017

New Law Strengthens Protections for Pregnant Workers and Places New Requirements on Employers

Governor Charlie Baker recently signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), making Massachusetts the latest in a growing number of states to pass such legislation.
July 01, 2017

SJC Torches Medical Marijuana Defense for Employers

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a decision in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC.
June 01, 2017

Can Federal Law Trump State Independent Contractor Statute? SJC Says Yes and No

Wage and hour litigation has been quite active over the past five years. Whether this trend continues under the Trump administration remains to be seen.