Employers Take Note: Imminent Increases to the Massachusetts Minimum Wage and FLSA exempt status threshold

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue on December 4, 2019

Beginning in the New Year, changes to the standard salary level of both the Massachusetts minimum wage and the Federal Labor Standards Act will take effect. Employers should be aware of the new requirements as well as planned increases in years to come.

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Overtime Pay Rights Extended to Employees Paid On Commission

By Atakelti Desta on June 24, 2019

In the wake of the MA Supreme Judicial Court's recent ruling in Sullivan v. Sleepy's, retail employers of commission-only salespeople must review and adjust their pay practices to allow for time and a half compensation for employees working in excess of 40 hours per week.

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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Set to Take Effect

By Matthew Sweet on May 30, 2019

Benefits from the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act won't be seen until early 2021, however deductions funding the Act will begin taking effect next month, affecting payrolls of both W-2 employees and 1099 contractors across the state.

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Don't Lose Your Spouse's Unused Estate and Gift Tax Exemption

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue on May 13, 2019

Now that income taxes have been filed (or extended) for the year, it's time to think about estate taxes. Especially for high net worth couples, it is necessary to do a little bit of future planning in order to maximize potential Federal estate tax exemptions.

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Little-Known MA Probate Law Permits Conversion of Conservator to Personal Representative

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue on March 8, 2019

Conservators of disabled individuals under MA law are subject to a little-known probate provision that allows for conversion from Conservator to Personal Representative.

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