September 8, 2016

A Cambridge-based au pair agency and a host family sued Attorney General Maura Healey last week to stop the application of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the supporting regulations to au pair host families.

According to their civil complaint, Cultural Care Au Pair sued because the Domestic Workers law and regulations will increase the amount host families are required to pay...

August 11, 2016

In the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has updated two of its posters.

The first pertains to federal wage and hour requirements regarding the minimum wage, overtime, breaks for nursing mothers, and tipped employees

The second pertains to Employee Polygraph Protection Act, which bans most private employers from using lie detector tests at either the hiring stage or during the cours...

July 19, 2016

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office enforces the wage and hour laws, including the Massachusetts Tips Law. I used to work there and enforce those laws. (Individuals can also file their own private cases.) One of my 2014 cases involved a lot of these same issues. In the 2014 case:

  • Wait staff were required to pay from their tips the full meal costs of customers who left without payi...

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