Latest Massachusetts Attorney General's Office News

Lawsuit seeks to designate Uber, Lyft drivers as employees

Jul. 14, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking for a court ruling recognizing Uber and Lyft drivers as employees under the state’s wage and hour laws. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, challenges the designation of drivers as independent contractors by the ride...

Massachusetts tells fireworks seller to stop ads in state

Jul. 2, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general is demanding that a fireworks retailer with stores in New Hampshire stop targeting its advertising to residents of Massachusetts, where fireworks are illegal. Attorney General Maura Healey in a cease-and-desist letter sent Wednesday to Phantom Fireworks...

Attorney general's office funds summer jobs for teens

Jun. 28, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is providing $300,000 in grant funding to 73 organizations across the state to fund youth summer jobs focused on promoting health and wellness. This is the sixth year the office is running the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program,...

Democrats criticize police commissioner's meeting with Barr

Jun. 19, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's first black police commissioner is defending his recent meeting with U.S. Attorney General William Barr after the mayor and other elected leaders in Massachusetts raised objections. Commissioner William Gross said Thursday's meeting at police headquarters was an “opportunity...