Author Archives: Massiel Sanchez

About Massiel Sanchez

Massiel is an associate in the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group. She represents public and private employers in federal and state courts, as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Massiel advises and represents corporations and their executives on employment-related issues, including in the defense of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims; wrongful termination claims; wage payment claims; internal investigations; and employee relations matters. She also advises on policy and regulatory changes and prepares employment agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and workplace policies.

DOL Proposes to Revert the Independent Contractor Analysis to the Employee-Friendly Totality-Of-The-Circumstances Analysis 

On October 11, 2022, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new proposed rule, entitled “Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” for determining whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor … Continue reading

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