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Overtime Exemption for Agricultural Workers in the Cannabis Industry

Apr 10 2019
While Massachusetts courts have yet to address issues narrow to the cannabis industry, courts can nevertheless influence industry practices on such broader terms as labor and employment. For instance, the Supreme Judicial Court in a recent decision addressed whether certain workers employed at a bean sprout farm fell under the agricultural exemption to the Massachusetts overtime statute. By applying the “plain language” of the exemption to facts common to many agricultural workplaces, the SJC’s decision can be followed by employers in the cannabis industry to reduce the risk of improper treatment, classification, and compensation of its cultivation employees.

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Trial Verdict 2019-10: Morrison Mahoney Partner Sean McDonough and Associate Jill McGrath Obtain Defense Verdict at Waltham District Court

Mar 25 2019
Morrison Mahoney Partner Sean McDonough and Associate Jill McGrath obtained a defense verdict for one of the world’s largest retail corporations at a jury trial at the Waltham District Court. The plaintiff alleged that she suffered torn ankle tendons and permanent back and radicular pain as a result of a slip and fall on a rolled curb designed and used by our retail client.

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