Road Map To Wage Act Claim Releases For Mass. Employers

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 12:56 PM EST) -- Until now, it has been unclear whether Massachusetts courts would allow employers to obtain a release of claims under the Massachusetts Wage Act, M.G.L. ch. 149, §§148, et seq., by having an employee sign a severance or separation agreement or other document that contains a general release of all claims against the employer. On Dec. 17, 2012, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) clarified this issue in Crocker v. Townsend Oil Co. Inc., SJC-11059 (Dec. 17, 2012).

The good news is that the SJC has now...
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