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Massachusetts Law Can Apply To Out Of State Residents

A Massachusetts court recently ruled in a lawsuit brought by a Florida resident who worked for a Massachusetts company that the Massachusetts Wage Act applied to the Florida resident because the Florida resident had sufficient contacts with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts such that the Massachusetts Wage Act should apply.  The issue of which state’s laws should apply often arises in many lawsuits.  This is important as laws vary from state to state.  This is one reason why properly drafted contracts often have a provision addressing the state law that will apply to disputes regarding the contract.  This can help to avoid later disputes regarding which state’s law will apply.
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