Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on out-of-state applicability of the Massachusetts Wage Act

December 26, 2023

Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in the December 25th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article, “Illinois resident can’t sue Massachusetts employer under Wage Act,” discusses a Superior Court decision that an Illinois-based sales employee could not sue his Massachusetts-based employer for unpaid commissions under the Massachusetts Wage Act.

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From the article:

Boston attorney Brian J. MacDonough said the case is indicative of the post-COVID reality of an increasingly mobile workforce.

“These fact patterns will be increasing more and more as to where the person is working and which law applies,” MacDonough said. “You combine those two things and we’ll continue to see an increasing amount of litigation in the area.”