Changes to Massachusetts Equal Pay Law Coming in July 2018

Employment attorney Scott Connolly discusses the changes to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act in his new article, Changes to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law Coming in July 2018. In an effort to remedy perceived pay inequities based on gender, the Massachusetts legislature recently passed An Act to Establish Pay Equity, which amended the Massachusetts Equal Pay …

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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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Scott Connolly Comments on the Importance of Properly Classifying Workers in Accounting Today

In Accounting Today’s article “Properly Classifying Workers Remains a Major Problem“, employment attorney Scott Connolly comments on how worker misclassification is a prevalent issues for both the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing officials. Companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors avoid paying numerous payments under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which can lead to trouble with the …

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Firing Executives for Cause: Recent Case Offers Lessons

In employment and labor attorney Scott Connolly's new article "Firing Executives for Cause: Recent Case Offers Lessons", Scott discusses how the outcome of Eric Balles v. Babcock Power, Inc. offers contract drafting lessons for corporate and employment attorneys who represent executives and companies. Much can turn on whether an executive is fired “for Cause”.  If …

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Scott Connolly Weighs in on Massachusetts Family and Medical Leave Act

In a recent Mass Lawyers Weekly article "MCAD: duty of employer extends past FMLA period", employment attorney Scott Connolly discusses employer responsibility under the FMLA, as it relates to a recent decision of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). The decision in M.C.A.D & LaPete v. Country Bank for Savings supports developing case law that a disabled …

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Employment Attorney Scott Connolly Rejoins MBBP

MBBP is pleased to welcome back Scott Connolly to our firm and our growing employment law practice. Scott has broad experience, both as in-house and outside counsel, helping employers achieve their business objectives while complying with federal and state employment laws. For more than 10 years, he has guided employers through the full spectrum of …

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