Massachusetts Mandates Mandatory Treble Damages for State Wage Violations

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts just became the only state in the nation to set a strict liability standard for state wage and hour violations.  The new law makes awards of treble damages for all violations, with no exception or defense, even if they were inadvertent.

The law, which takes effect on July 13, 2008, increases the cost of doing business in Massachusetts.  Watch for an increase in employment-related litigation.  More information is available here and here.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.