Employment, Labor and Benefits Advisory: Massachusetts Federal Court Holds Franchisees To Be “Employees” of Franchisor

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In a decision that reinforces the broad definition of “employee” under Massachusetts law—and the penalties that result from a misclassification of employees as independent contractors—the Massachusetts Federal District Court recently held, in Awuah, et al. v. Coverall North America, Inc., that specific franchisees of Coverall were employees rather than independent contractors.

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