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Do I Make Enough Money to be Exempt from Overtime Payments?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees overtime unless they meet a listed exemption.  Several of the exemptions require that the employee be paid a minimum salary amount and also meet a duties test.  Recently the [...]

Is Your Non-Competition Agreement Enforceable?

Massachusetts Passes New Non-Compete Law Last Friday, Governor Baker signed an economic development package into law that includes, among other things, new restrictions on the use of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts.   The new law which will amend M.G.L. c. 149 [...]

Why the Massachusetts’s Misclassification Statute is Important

Massachusetts has a very strict independent contractor statute which makes it very difficult for businesses to hire independent contractors. There are a number of reasons why the Massachusetts legislators enacted this law including the following: Misclassification hurts the individual employee [...]