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First Circuit to Decide Driver Pay Issue

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is poised to decide whether, and to what extent, long-haul trucking companies must pay drivers for time spent in sleeper berths while the trucks are on the road. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires that these workers be paid minimum wage for “working time.” Whether “working time” includes drivers’ time…

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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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