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NLRB Adopts "Contract Coverage" Standard
New Ruling Makes It Easier for Employers to Introduce Workplace Changes During Term of Collective Bargaining Agreement
United States
19 Sep 2019
MA PFMLA Update: Ma Passes Extension Law; Department Issues New Regulations
The past few days saw two major updates to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) of which employers should be aware
United States
3 Jul 2019
Paid Family And Medical Leave Update: Contribution Start Date Delayed
On June 11, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced that they agreed
United States
26 Jun 2019
Massachusetts SJC Rules Commission-Only Employees Are Entitled To Overtime, Sunday Pay
Massachusetts law requires that non-exempt employees be paid at least 1.5 times their hourly rate for hours worked beyond the first 40 hours per week
United States
31 May 2019
UPDATE: Employers Must Provide 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To EEOC By September 30, 2019
As mentioned in our most recent alert on the recently revived EEOC pay data rule (available here), the EEOC has been considering whether, in addition to collecting pay data for 2018 ...
United States
27 May 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Proposed New Rule On Regular Rate Of Pay For Overtime
Less than a month after proposing an increase to the salary threshold for certain overtime exemptions (see our previous client alert), the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL")
United States
15 Apr 2019
NLRB Overturns Obama-Era Independent Contractor Test
On January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision revising the test for independent contractor status under federal labor law. In SuperShuttle DFW, Inc.,
United States
5 Feb 2019
Watch – The New Massachusetts Noncompete Law: What You Need To Know (Video)
After years of debate, the Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a comprehensive noncompete reform law, and Governor Baker signed the bill on August 10, 2018.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Supreme Court Delivers Major Blow To Public Sector Unions
On June 27, 2018, in a 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the United States Supreme Court overruled longstanding precedent and held that public employees who are not members of a union elected...
United States
9 Jul 2018
Supreme Court Adopts More Expansive View Of FLSA Exemptions
In so holding, the Court rejected the principle, cited by the Ninth Circuit, that the FLSA exemptions should be construed narrowly.
United States
6 Apr 2018
NLRB Vacates Hy-Brand Joint Employment Liability Standard Because Of Board Member Conflict
On February 26, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board vacated its recent ruling in the Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Inc. case that had set a new standard for determining joint employer status.
United States
28 Feb 2018
NLRB Issues A Flurry Of Decisions Overturning Employee-Friendly Board Law
On December 14 and 15, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued several decisions rejecting employee-friendly rules previously adopted by the Board.
United States
27 Dec 2017
State And Federal Government Move To Enforce Employer Health Care Assessments
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development issued proposed regulations to implement the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution ...
United States
16 Nov 2017
EEOC's Collection Of Pay Data Delayed
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initiated a review of the EEOC's pay data collection rule.
United States
7 Sep 2017
Massachusetts Adopts New Workplace Protections For Pregnant Workers
Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ("PWFA") into law.
United States
14 Aug 2017
Massachusetts SJC Extends Job Protections To Medical Marijuana Users
In a landmark decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") ruled on Monday that an employee who is fired for testing positive for marijuana due to her lawful off-duty use of medical marijuana...
United States
2 Aug 2017
SJC Rules Wage Act Plaintiffs Are Entitled To Prejudgment Interest, But Not On Treble Damages
Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") resolved a contested issue under the Massachusetts Wage Act, ruling that successful Wage Act plaintiffs are entitled to prejudgment interest...
United States
14 Jul 2017
U.S. Department Of Labor Signals Coming Changes
On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) made two announcements that signal a change of direction for the new Administration.
United States
11 Jul 2017
DOL Withdraws Obama-Era Guidance On Joint Employment And Independent Contractors
On June 7, 2017, the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") announced that it is withdrawing the prior Administration's guidance on joint employment and independent contractors.
United States
20 Jun 2017
What NYC Employers Need To Know About New Salary History Law
Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The new law will go into effect on October 31, 2017.
United States
24 May 2017
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