Author Archives: Corey Higgins

About Corey Higgins

Corey is an member of the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group. He represents both private- and public-sector employers. His practice covers all areas of labor and employment law, including unfair labor practices, labor arbitration, employment discrimination, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, unemployment appeals and various other employment-related issues. Corey also routinely counsels employers about the application of various Massachusetts and federal employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Massachusetts Plant Closing Law, the Massachusetts Independent Contractor law, and other Massachusetts wage and hour laws.

A Gentle Reminder About Proper Workforce Classification

Contractors and Employers Beware:  Misclassification of employees as independent contractors can be expensive.  G.L. c. 149, §148B establishes the standard for determining whether an individual performing services for another should be classified as an employee or independent contractor.  Section 148B provides … Continue reading

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5 Most Commonly-Cited OSHA Violations in the Residential Construction Industry

No contractor wants to be faced with OSHA violations.  To help you avoid them, here are the 5 most common OSHA citations levied against residential contractors of single-family houses.  Not surprisingly, 4 of them relate to protection against falls.  The … Continue reading

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