Paying Your Employees While On Lockdown

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT) -- Employers in metro Boston awoke on Friday morning to an unprecedented lockdown, with commonwealth and city officials asking businesses to remain closed and individuals to remain in their homes while law enforcement officials continued with a manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

As the tension from the manhunt begins to ease, employers may begin to wonder about their obligations to pay employees for work that they performed or missed during the lockdown. In Massachusetts, those issues are particularly poignant because the commonwealth’s wage...
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