Board Members and Investors Found Not Personally Liable Under Massachusetts Wage Act

A unanimous Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled in favor of two former board member-investors of a biotechnology startup, finding the board member-investors not personally liable under the Massachusetts Wage Act for “wages” claimed by the company’s former CEO. As employment attorney Scott Connolly discusses in his new article, Board Members and Investors Found Not …

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Supreme Judicial Court Rules on Releases of Wage Act Claims

By: Scott J. Connolly The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an opinion this week in Crocker v. Townsend Oil Company, Inc., a case that offers important guidance to employers concerning releases by employees of claims under the Massachusetts Wage Act. A release of Wage Act claims will be enforceable, the SJC held, only when …

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Employment Updates:MA Maternity Leave Act; MA Wage Act

MBBP has released a new Employment Law Advisor (ELA) which covers the topic of employer obligations under the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA) and highlights some of the risks and confusion it creates. Though much shorter, simpler and limited in scope than its federal counterpart, the Family and Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA"), the MMLA …

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