Slip and Fall Accidents: Determining Liability in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, slip and fall incidents are more common than you might think, and determining liability in such cases can be a complex process. If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident, it’s essential to understand the legal aspects of these incidents. The Prevalence of Slip and Fall Accidents in Massachusetts Slip and fall accidents are unfortunately quite

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Salaried Employees and Overtime Pay

As an employee in Massachusetts, you should know your rights and entitlements when it comes to overtime pay. One common misconception among salaried employees is that they are not entitled to overtime pay. This is not always true, depending on various factors that determine eligibility for overtime pay. What is Overtime Pay? Overtime pay is the additional compensation an employer pays to an employee for

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RJA Attorneys Receive Recognition As Massachusetts “Super Lawyers”

RJA is proud to announce the selection of attorneys Austin Joyce, John Vigliotti, and Andy Gambaccini for inclusion in the 2023 list of Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers magazine. Austin Joyce receives the honor for the fifth time. Joyce was recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation. John Vigliotti receives the award for the ninth time, one for each year

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Seeking Compensation for Medical Expenses After a Car Accident in Massachusetts

Seeking Compensation for Medical Expenses After a Car Accident in Massachusetts Car accidents can be traumatic experiences that leave victims dealing with physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial burdens. In Massachusetts, understanding your rights and options for seeking compensation for medical expenses after a car accident is crucial. Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims navigate the legal complexities of personal injury

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Prevailing Wage Law in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the Prevailing Wage Law requires contractors and subcontractors working on public construction projects to pay their workers the prevailing wage rate. The “prevailing wage rate” is the hourly rate of pay, including benefits, paid to the majority of workers engaged in a particular type of construction work in a specific geographic area. This law applies to all types of public works projects, including

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RJA Prevails In Precedent-Setting Civil Service Commission Decision

In a recent decision from the Civil Service Commission, RJA Attorney Andy Gambaccini successfully represented a New Bedford police officer in a case of first impression that now has set the legal standard regarding the effect of an employee’s reinstatement as concerns an existing civil service promotional list. After a civil service promotional examination process in 2021, this New Bedford police officer was placed on

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Understanding Comparative Fault in Massachusetts Car Accident Cases

Car accidents can be traumatic events, often leading to physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial hardship. Trying to navigate through the intricate landscape of liability and fault in auto accident claims can magnify these challenges. One such complex area of law in Massachusetts is the principle of comparative fault. What is Comparative Fault? Comparative fault, also referred to as comparative negligence, is a legal principle

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Navigating Life After a Severe Car Accident in Massachusetts: A Comprehensive Guide for the Injured

Experiencing a severe car accident is a traumatic and life-altering event. If you have been brought to the hospital in an ambulance, it is understandable that you may not have been able to gather essential information at the accident scene. This comprehensive guide is tailored to you, providing crucial steps to take while being assessed for injuries at the hospital. Focus on Your Health and Safety:  Your immediate priority

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Compensation for On-Call Time: Understanding Your Rights as a Massachusetts Employee

Many employees in Massachusetts are “on-call” outside of their regular working hours, which means that they must be available to work if called upon by their employer. Both employees and employers need to understand whether on-call time is compensable under Massachusetts law. We explain whether employees are entitled to compensation for on-call time and what factors are considered in determining compensation. What is On-Call Time?

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Does an Out-of-State Company Need to Register as a Foreign Corporation When Hiring a Part Time Employee in Massachusetts?

Say your company is registered in Delaware and has its offices in Ohio. You want to hire a part-time programmer who happens to live in Massachusetts. Do you need to register in Massachusetts as a foreign corporation? Registration Requirements In general, the requirement for a company to register as a foreign corporation in another state depends on various factors, including the nature and extent of

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