Category: Corporate Law

November 27, 2018 | Corporate Law

Year End Business Priorities 

With the close of the calendar year fast approaching, it is a good time to address year end issues and plan for 2019. The following is a streamlined year end checklist: Confirm compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Despite mixed signals from Washington, companies need to make the required filings to remain in good standing.... More
October 25, 2018 | Corporate Law

Proper Treatment of Workers as Independent Contractor versus Employee is Critical

In Massachusetts, it is crucial to properly determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor of the employer. If a worker is not properly classified by the employer, it may cause the employer and the directing officers to incur substantial civil penalties and potentially criminal penalties. An employer cannot classify a worker... More
August 29, 2018 | Corporate Law

Massachusetts Adopts Non-Compete Law Requiring Immediate Attention

Governor Baker signed legislation on August 10, 2018, regulating the use and enforcement of noncompetition agreements in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (the “Act”) takes effect on October 1, 2018 and will apply to non-competition agreements entered into on or after that date for employees that reside or work in Massachusetts, including independent contractors.... More
July 31, 2018 | Corporate Law

Supreme Court Enforces Class Action Waivers in Employment Documents

In the recently decided Epic Systems Corp. V. Lewis, the Supreme Court analyzed the arbitration clauses in three different employers’ employment documents to determine whether or not the clause prevents an employee from bringing Fair Labor Standards Act and related state law claims through class actions in federal court.  The employees argued that the savings clause... More
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