Bob Shea Quoted in Boston Globe Article

On March 7th, the Boston Globe published an article on a class-action lawsuit being brought against the City of Boston and Boston Taxi fleet owners by two cab drivers. The plaintiffs believe they are being wrongly classified as independent contractors instead of employees and therefore failing to pay minimum wages and overtime, and forcing them to cover expenses associated with …

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Bob Shea Testifies at Massachusetts State House

On November 3rd MBBP Employment Attorney Bob Shea testified before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development in support of legislation to amend the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law. Bob, who testified on behalf of the Smaller Business Association of New England, has advised numerous clients and  written articles concerning problems the current law has …

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DOL and IRS Join Forces to Combat Independent Contractor Misclassification

By: Bob Shea The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the two agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding to “improve departmental efforts to end the business practice of misclassifying employees in order to avoid providing employment protections.” In addition, labor secretaries and other agency leaders of eleven states, including …

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Bob Shea Discusses Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law on WBUR

In a recent news story on WBUR 90.9FM, Attorney Bob Shea was interviewed on the Independent Contractor Law in Massachusetts and how it is adversly affecting freeland writers and artists. Bob describes the Massachusetts law in the report: It’s a law that went into effect in 1990. It was tweaked in 2004 to deal with …

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