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Massachusetts Employment Law

Appeals Court Favors Employee In Overtime Dispute

A recent Appeals Court decision should serve as a warning to employers about the importance of clarity in communications with employees concerning policies on overtime pay and timekeeping. In Vitale v. Reit Management & Research, LLC, 2015 WL 4946051 (2015), the...

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SJC: Release of Wage Act Claims Requires Specificity

In the recent decision Crocker v. Townsend Oil Company, Inc., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a general release that intends to release claims under the Massachusetts Wage Act, M.G. L. c. 149, §148 ("Wage Act") will be enforceable as to those claims...

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