Christopher Kaczmarek

Christopher Kaczmarek

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Federal Judge Holds FAAAA Preempts a Critical Portion of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law

On July 8, 2015, a federal district court judge held that a section of the Massachusetts Independent Contractor law, as applied to same-day delivery services, is preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization...more

7/14/2015 - Aviation Industry Delivery Drivers FAAAA Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Mileage Reimbursement Motor Carriers Payroll Taxes Trucking Industry Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Final Sick Leave Regulations

Effective July 1, 2015, all private-sector employers in Massachusetts must provide their employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Attorney General published proposed...more

6/25/2015 - Earned Sick Time Employee Benefits Employment Policies PTO Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Required Notice of Employee Rights and Clarifies the "Safe Harbor" Exemption

On June 10, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General issued a Notice of Employee Rights (the "Notice") under the Commonwealth's new earned sick leave law, as well as a document clarifying the scope of the "safe harbor"...more

6/12/2015 - Employee Rights Notice Requirements Posting Requirements PTO Safe Harbors Sick Leave Vacation Leave Wage and Hour

Massachusetts High Court Rules Real Estate Agents Not Subject to State’s Stringent Independent Contractor Law

On June 3, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that the Commonwealth’s independent contractor law does not apply to real estate salespersons licensed under, and affiliated with and working for, a licensed brokerage...more

6/5/2015 - Independent Contractors MA Supreme Court Real Estate Agents Real Estate Brokers Salespersons Wage and Hour

Massachusetts Attorney General Creates a "Safe Harbor" From the Requirements of the Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued a supplemental regulation to the state's new sick leave law that aims to provide a "safe harbor" to Massachusetts employers that had qualifying paid time off ("PTO") policies...more

5/27/2015 - Attorney Generals PTO Safe Harbors Sick Leave Vacation Pay Wage and Hour

Proposed Regulations Shed Light on Unanswered Massachusetts Sick Leave Questions

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that requires all private-sector employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year....more

5/12/2015 - Attorney Generals Corporate Counsel Employment Policies Full-Time Employees Part-Time Employees Posting Requirements Private Sector PTO Seasonal Workers Sick Leave Temporary Employees Wage and Hour

Massachusetts Extends Labor and Employment Protections to Domestic Workers

Effective April 1, 2015, Massachusetts will become the fourth state (after New York, California and Hawaii) to extend employment protections specifically to domestic workers. The "Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights"1 creates...more

12/31/2014 - Domestic Workers Employer Mandates New Legislation Wage and Hour

Massachusetts Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Law

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that requires all private sector employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year. Under the new law, which goes into...more

11/10/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Recent Decisions Provide Guidance on Drafting Noncompetition Agreements under Massachusetts Law

Your Vice President of Sales announces that she is leaving to work for your biggest competitor. She signed a noncompetition agreement when she joined the company five years ago as a junior sales associate. Can you get an...more

6/14/2013 - Contract Drafting Material Change Doctrine Non-Compete Agreements

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