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Introduction to the Massachusetts Wage Act and Recent Developments

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Read on its own, the Wage Act is dense and difficult to understand. This has forced courts to delineate its boundaries through litigation. The trend has been pro-employee, with increasingly broad application of the act.  Coupled with a fairly recent (2008) amendment making treble damages mandatory, this trend has substantially increased litigation in the area. This increase, and potentially dire consequences of misinterpretation or ignorance of the Wage Act, means that familiarity with the law is increasingly necessary for attorneys in a wide range of practice areas. This presentation is intended to give a brief overview of some of those contours of the Wage Act, as well as to explain some of the recent developments and trends regarding the Wage Act’s interpretation.

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Elizabeth Vincensi


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