• BR-124223-A  pdf format of BR-124223-A

    BR-124223-A (Jan. 30, 2013) – Claimant who quit her job due to an unlawful compensation arrangement had good cause attributable to the employer to resign within the meaning of G.L. c. 151A, § 25(e)(1), even though she never asked the employer to address her wage concerns. 

  • BR-118094  pdf format of BR-118094

    BR-118094 (Jul. 29, 2011) – Claimant did not have good cause to quit his job at a bus company over his employer’s intent to set off his wages to pay for the claimant’s accrued unpaid municipal parking tickets.  These set-offs were permissible under G.L. c. 149, § 148, as most recently construed by the Supreme Judicial Court in Camara v. Attorney General, 458 Mass. 756 (2011).  [Note: The District Court affirmed the Board of Review’s decision.]

  • BR-116407-A pdf format of BR-116407-A

    BR-116407-A (May 20, 2011) -- An employer's violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act constitutes good cause for a claimant to quit under G.L. c. 151A, § 25(e)(1).  Claimant who quit because his employer would not pay him for the time to take an employer-mandated drug test was entitled to benefits.