Posts tagged "Wage and Hour"

SJC Determines Unpaid Commissions Due to Retaliatory Firing "[M]ust Be Trebled," per the Wage Act

Recently in Parker v. EnerNOC, Inc., the Supreme Judicial Court held that, per the Massachusetts Wage Act, G.L. c. 149, §§ 148A, 150, an employee, who was deprived of a commission as a result of a retaliatory termination by her employer prior to the commission coming due, was entitled to treble the amount of the unpaid commission.

Conclusory Allegations, Even When Admitted by the Opposing Party, Deemed Insufficient to Defeat Summary Judgment in FLSA Dispute

Recently in Costello v. Molari, Inc. (Memo and Order, November 20, 2019), the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted an employer summary judgment because the employee failed to show that the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") applied to the employer. The employee did not identify evidence that would create a dispute of material fact as to whether the employer was engaged in interstate commerce. 

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