THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 2008.
Michael Mullally & another v. Waste Management of Massachusetts, Inc.
In this reported case, the issue, among others, is how wages are to be computed under the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law, G. L. c. 149, §§ 26-27H, and the Massachusetts Overtime Law, G. L. c. 151, § 1A: "Whether the defendant complied with prevailing wage law by paying wages which, when averaging overtime and straight earnings, [met] the prevailing wage rate; [w]hether the defendant violated prevailing overtime law by calculating overtime wages using a regular hourly rate less than the prevailing wage eligible employees must be paid."
Interested parties may file their briefs in the Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth, John Adams Courthouse, Suite 1-400, Pemberton Square, Boston MA 02108-1724 (Telephone 617-557-1020). Parties filing amicus briefs are expected to comply with the requirements of Rules 17, 19 and 20 of Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure. Amicus briefs, to assist the court, should focus on the ramifications of a decision and not solely on the interests of the parties filing such briefs.
|Susan Mellen, Clerk|
June 20, 2008