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  • Massachusetts Proposal Would Reverse Mandatory Triple Damages for Wage Law Violations

    Apr 18, 2011

    On April 14, 2008, an amendment to the Massachusetts wage act provided for the award of mandatory triple damages (known as “treble damages” in legal speak) where employers violated the wage and hour laws.  In other words, where an employer violates the law, for example by failing to pay an employee his or her wages or overtime pay or by misclassifying an employee as exempt from the overtime laws, judges are required to triple the award to the employee without considering whether the company’s violation was intentional.  The amendment not only raised the stakes for

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  • Welcome: Massachusetts Employment Blog

    Jun 8, 2010

    Welcome and thank you for visiting our Massachusetts employment  blog. We are Boston employment lawyers, located on Beacon Hill.  We represent individual employees in workplace matters.  We handle sexual harassment, age discrimination, racial discrimination and other discrimination cases.  Our firm has successfully recovered overtime pay, wages, tips and commissions for employees.  We represent executives and other professionals who are transitioning out of their jobs.  We have successfully resolved glass ceiling and failure to promote cases.  We represent individuals in biotechnology,

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