Renee Inomata

Renee Inomata

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Reliance on MA Case Finding That Compensation Contingent on Funding is Not Owed is Risky

Historically, Massachusetts courts routinely ruled that it was a violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act to fail to pay an employee who had been promised payment for her work only after the employer received sufficient...more

3/27/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Funding Wage and Hour Wages

Don’t Let a “Bonus” Become a “Wage” (Under the MA Wage Act)

As I have previously warned in prior blog, the Massachusetts Wage Act exposes a company and individuals having management responsibility for the company to mandatory treble damages and attorneys’ fees for failing to pay...more

2/27/2014 - Bonuses Compensation & Benefits Compensation Agreements Wage Act Wage and Hour Wages

Managers of LLCs Can be Personally Liable Under the Massachusetts Wage Act

In a June 13, 2013 decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified that managers of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) can be individually liable for violations of the Massachusetts Weekly Payment of Wages Act,...more

6/21/2013 - Attorney's Fees LLC Managers Personal Liability Treble Damages Wage Act Wages

3 Keys to Drafting Commission Plans to Avoid Wage Act Violations

As I mentioned in some of my prior posts, the Massachusetts Weekly Payment of Wages Act (“Wage Act”) poses many challenges to employers due, in part, to the vagueness of its terms, the strict liability it imposes on employers...more

3/15/2013 - Prudential Sales Commissions Strict Liability Wage Act Wages

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