Terminations: Obligation to Pay Final Wages Upon Termination in Massachusetts

The current economic downturn has resulted in a staggering number of employment terminations, or layoffs. Yet, despite the volume of terminations, some employers in Massachusetts remain unaware of the termination pay requirements contained in the Massachusetts Payment of Wages Act, M.G.L. c. 149, §148. Given that wage claims are on the rise and penalties for non-compliance can be substantial, including mandatory triple damages, employers should understand their obligations under the Act. Read what Massachusetts employment lawyers at Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton have to say on the subject: Download their Employment Law Advisor newsletter by clicking on: Final Wages Massachusetts.

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