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Overtime Makeover: Recent Developments In Both State And Federal Law Expand Worker Eligibility For Overtime Pay
In Massachusetts, both state and federal laws require employers to pay workers overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half
United States
4 Apr 2019
Proposed Legislation Would Expand The Reach Of Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Statute To Professional Investors
Legislation currently pending in the Massachusetts Senate would expand the reach of the Commonwealth's employment discrimination statute ...
United States
1 Mar 2019
Massachusetts Employers Beware – Denying An Internal Lateral Transfer Request May Now Constitute An Adverse Employment Action
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a significant opinion liberally construing the scope and meaning of the phrase "adverse employment action".
United States
8 Feb 2019
State Department Website Sheds Light On New Massachusetts Paid FMLA
During the first weeks of 2019, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development ("EOLWD") has been busy carrying out its legislative mandate to set up a new state department.
United States
22 Jan 2019
Client Alert - Proposed Legislation Examines Employee Marijuana Use
Massachusetts is now a few weeks into the start of a new two-year Legislative session. The last Legislative session brought the legalization of recreational marijuana after voters approved
United States
21 Jan 2019
Client Alert – Tip For Massachusetts Employers Of Tipped Workers: Complying With New Minimum Wage Law Means "Per Shift" Payroll Calculations
As of January 1, 2019, the new minimum wage in Massachusetts is $12 per hour, and $4.35 for tipped employees, but with an important caveat: under the new minimum wage regime,
United States
9 Jan 2019
Client Alert – Employers Beware: ‘Tis The Season For Data Theft
Because cybercriminals don't take holidays, December is an appropriate time for all employers to take steps to protect tax data and identities in advance of the 2019 tax-filing season.
United States
21 Dec 2018
Client Alert – Bush 1 And A Domestic Legacy: The Americans With Disabilities Act
The recent passing of George H. W. Bush is a fitting moment to reflect upon one of his most enduring legacies in the sphere of domestic policy: the Americans with Disabilities Act,
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18 Dec 2018
Client Alert For State And Local Government: When The Supreme Court Gives You Mount Lemmon…Make Post-Lemmon-ADEA-Compliant Policy
In the first opinion of its current term, the Supreme Court held that state and local governments are covered "employers" under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967...
United States
6 Dec 2018
OSHA 180°? Agency Clarifies Its Position On Workplace Safety Incentive Programs And Drug Testing Policies
The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration ("OSHA") recently issued a Standard Interpretation memorandum.
United States
22 Nov 2018
Client Alert: Employers Required To File Mandatory HIRD Form By November 30, 2018
On or before November 30, 2018, every Massachusetts employer that had six or more employees in any month during the past year must file a "Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure" (HIRD) form.
United States
16 Nov 2018
Client Alert: Paid Family And Medical Leave Comes To Massachusetts
Adding the Commonwealth to the small-but-expanding list of states providing employees with paid leave benefits, Massachusetts enacted legislation this past summer (Acts 2018, ch. 121, the "Act")
United States
9 Nov 2018
Combating Opioid Abuse In The Workplace – A Proactive Approach For Employers
The opioid crisis in America remains at epidemic proportions.
United States
6 Nov 2018
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Quotes Joshua Lee Smith In "Holy Cross' $92M Performing Arts Center Gets Planning Board Approval"
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has quoted Joshua Lee Smith in "Holy Cross' $92M Performing Arts Center Gets Planning Board Approval" following the unanimous approval of the two-level, 85,500-square-foot facility...
United States
31 Oct 2018
Massachusetts Voting Law: What It Means For Employers And Employees
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, registered Massachusetts voters have the opportunity to elect candidates for state and federal office and decide statewide ballot questions.
United States
25 Oct 2018
Employers: Get Out the Vote!
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, registered Massachusetts voters have the opportunity to elect candidates for state and federal office and decide statewide ballot questions.
United States
23 Oct 2018
Shortsighted Tax Policy: Senate And House Tax Reform Bills Would Increase Burdens On Universities And Students
The New England Journal of Higher Education has published the article, Shortsighted Tax Policy Senate and House Tax Reform Bills Would Increase Burdens on Universities and Students written by Matthew Morris.
United States
29 Nov 2017
The Impact Of The House Tax Cut Bill On CFOs
What do these proposed tax changes mean for CFOs? For CFOs of large multinational corporations with a C corporation parent in the United States, the changes mean that (a) more cash can be distributed...
United States
16 Nov 2017
Estate Tax Repeal Could Reshape Clients' Plans
In a recent article, Financial Advisor Magazine discussed the September 27th proposal to eliminate the estate and generation-skipping transfer tax (GST), which was presented by the Trump administration.
United States
16 Oct 2017
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