Employment Law Alert: New Minimum Wage Rate; Year-End Bonuses and the MA Equal Pay Act

Morse Employment Law Attorneys Matthew Mitchell and Amanda Thibodeau shared two employment law updates regarding the new minimum wage rate for Massachusetts non-exempt employees, as well as information about discretionary, end-of-year bonuses and the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. The first update explains the new minimum wage rate for Massachusetts non-exempt employees.  As of January 1, …

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2016 Rings in Changes for Employers

With 2016 upon us there are a few important changes to keep in mind, as well as recommendations to get your employment law practices in order. Below is a short list to be aware of. Minimum Wage Goes Up Earned Sick Leave Safe Harbor Ends Sexual Harassment Law Compliance Data Protection Compliance For all the …

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Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

On June 26, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law which will raise the hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts for the first time since 2008. As a result of these increases, Massachusetts’ minimum wage will be amongst the highest in the country. Employers who fail to comply with the minimum wage increase will be …

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Wage & Hour Tip: Are Your Commissioned Sales Employees Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime?

Many employers use commission payments to increase the productivity of their sales force. Commissioned sales people can earn significant compensation. But, are commissioned sales people also entitled to minimum wage and overtime?  Please see our full Wage & Hour Tip of the Month to learn more. Please feel free to contact MBBP’s Employment Law Group with any questions.