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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules Employer Must Pay Treble Damages on Late Wage Payments

Key Takeaways:

  • The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) has held that employers failing to make payment of earned wages within the time required by the Massachusetts Wage Act are liable for damages equal to three times the amount of the late payment.
  • Massachusetts employers are subject to treble damages immediately, even before the employee makes a demand or files a complaint.
  • Massachusetts employers should implement measures to ensure that earned wages are paid in a timely manner consistent with the Wage Act to avoid treble damages.…
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New York City Provides Guidance on Impending Pay Transparency Law

Key Takeaways:

  • On January 15, 2022, New York City passed a law requiring employers with 4 or more employees to post the minimum and maximum salary for advertisements for a job, promotion or transfer opportunity.
  • The requirement applies to all advertisements for a job, promotion or transfer that could be performed in New York City, even if the employer opts to have the work performed remotely outside of the City.…
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Welcome, and Happy Birthday to Earned Sick Time in Massachusetts

Thank you for reading the inaugural post of the Massachusetts Labor and Employment blog. Our goal is to create a forum for informal discussion regarding the latest legal trends and issues facing employers operating in Massachusetts. We are blessed to live and work in the Commonwealth, but we also recognize that running a business in Massachusetts creates a unique set of legal challenges. We hope to talk about these challenges in a practical way and to help employers navigate them.… More