Month: May 2014

Massachusetts Laws Governing Final Pay

The basic rule regarding final pay in Massachusetts is this: 1) An employee who is terminated involuntarily must be paid in full on the day of discharge. 2) An employee who quits a job can be paid on the next…

Misclassification of Employees Not Excused Based on Technicalities

When tasked with interpreting the Massachusetts Wage Act, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (“SJC”) has consistently construed the words of the statute to fit within the broader purpose of the law. This method has, in effect, steadily expanded liability…

Personal Liability under the Massachusetts Wage Act

The Massachusetts Wage Act states that, “The president and treasurer of a corporation and any officers or agents having the management of such corporation shall be deemed to be the employers of the employees of the corporation within the meaning…