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SJC Rules Late Wages Trigger Immediate Triple Damages

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Reuter v. City of Methuen recently issued a decision ruling that in wage violation cases, subject to the Wage Act, G.L.c. 149, triple damages are triggered when an employer fails to pay a fired employee earned wages on the day of termination. Beth Reuter, an employee of the City of Methuen, was owed $8,952.15…

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Michaela May Quoted in MLW Article

B&B attorney Michaela May was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s November 22, 2021 edition concerning the recent decision in Cunningham v. Lyft, in which the First Circuit held that Lyft drivers should be compelled to arbitrate their wage-and-hour claims against the ride-sharing app. The First Circuit had reversed an order by Judge Indira Talwani, of the U.S. District Court for…

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Six Bennett & Belfort Attorneys Honored as Super Lawyers

  Bennett & Belfort is proud to announce that Thompson Reuters has named David Belfort and Todd Bennett to its Super Lawyers list of 100 Top Attorneys in Massachusetts.       Four other Bennett & Belfort attorneys – Eric LeBlanc, Michael Mason and Michaela May – have been selected as Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars.    …

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Bennett & Belfort Client Prevails in Landmark Domestic Violence Leave Case

In a decision issued on August 25, 2021, our client Kehle Osborne-Trussell prevailed at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a case involving the state’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act (the “DVLA”). Represented by B&B Managing Partner Michael Mason, Ms. Osborne-Trussell filed claims under the statute after Children’s Hospital rescinded her offer of employment.   Ms. Osborne-Trussell accepted the…

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