Workers Keep Pain and Suffering 3rd Party Payout Workers Comp Gets None
When someone gets hurt at work, the employer’s workers compensation automatically pays medical costs and a large fraction of lost wages – no matter whose fault caused the work injury. Due to a 100 year old legislative trade-off, this automatic but limited recovery, cloaks the employer with immunity from lawsuits from their employees. Comp collecting… Read More »Workers Keep Pain and Suffering 3rd Party Payout Workers Comp Gets None
Mass Most Interested in Claim against Mass lawyer A case involving the recording artist Prince forces Massachusetts Appeals Court to decide if Mass or Minnesota law applies to a legal malpractice claim. Comercia Bank &Trust v Brown & Rosen LLC Mass. App. Ct. (2022) FACTS A sound engineer who worked with the recording artist Prince… Read More »Whose Law Rules Prince Estate Claim?
Who says what wages prevail and on what jobs in Massachusetts public construction?
What HVAC jobs get Massachusetts prevailing wage? Workers on Massachusetts public construction projects must get paid what are called prevailing wages. Prevailing wage standards generally track wage rates unions reach in collective bargaining agreements – higher than those usually paid by non-union companies. In a recent case, the Massachusetts Appeals Court heard from a company… Read More »Who says what wages prevail and on what jobs in Massachusetts public construction?
Retaliatory firing deprived worker of commissions that ripened later but legal penalties tripled the entire sum. Massachusetts SJC Parker v EnterNOC, Inc. (2020) FACTS Parker made a base salary and commissions working for EnterNOC marketing energy efficiency services. Parker made a $20M sale to occur over 5 years but only the first year was guaranteed,… Read More »Wages lost as a result of retaliation get tripled
Employees (characterized as independent contractors or not) seem to be enjoying support in the Massachusetts Courts. Sometimes Court rulings reveal trends in social concerns, particularly concerns about perceived unfairness. There have been lots of reported cases in Massachusetts recently involving the law on wages and independent contractors. Here are eight that all support the employee’s… Read More »Wage Claims Proliferating?
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