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EEOC Issues Final Rules On Employer Wellness Programs
The ADA and GINA generally prohibit employers from obtaining medical information from employees and job applicants.
United States
27 May 2016
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U.S. Department Of Labor Releases Final Rule Revising "White Collar"
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued its final rule revising the so-called "white collar" exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
United States
26 May 2016
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Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Jury Verdict For Former Employee On FMLA Retaliation Claim
Last week's Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in Esler v. Sylvia-Reardon serves as an important reminder of the potential scope of employees' rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
United States
17 Mar 2016
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SJC Rules In Employment Discrimination Cases A Plaintiff Need Only Show The Reason For Discharge Was Untrue To Survive Summary Judgment
The questions before the SJC, in Bulwer, relate to what evidence is required to establish pretext, and at summary judgment, who has the burden to show it.
United States
9 Mar 2016
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SJC Finds That Employee's Unauthorized Copying Of Proprietary Information Did Not Give Employer Grounds To Discontinue Severance
Eventmonitor involved a dispute between a Massachusetts-based software company and its former vice president of business affairs.
United States
11 Feb 2016
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EEOC Proposes Rule Requiring Employers To Report Wage Data On EEO-1 Form
Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed a rule that would require employers with 100 or more employees to report data concerning employee pay on an annual basis.
United States
10 Feb 2016
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The Department Of Labor Issues Guidance On Joint Employment
On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator Interpretation regarding what arrangements will constitute joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
United States
26 Jan 2016
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NLRB Holds That A Ban On Videotaping Workplace Conversations Is Unlawful
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer violated Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a policy that prohibited employees from making certain audio or video recordings in the workplace.
United States
13 Jan 2016
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Seventh Circuit Rejects EEOC's Attack On Severance Agreements
On December 17, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by the EEOC against CVS Pharmacy, Inc....
United States
4 Jan 2016
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First Circuit Clarifies Remedies For Retaliation Under The Wage Act
On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a decision that addresses the potential remedies available under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
United States
30 Dec 2015
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First Circuit Holds That Jury Can Decide Whether Store Managers Were Exempt From The Overtime Requirements Of The FLSA
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed summary judgment to the employer, an operator of Dunkin' Donuts stores, on claims by two former managers that they were improperly denied overtime...
United States
22 Dec 2015
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Company May Be Liable For Temporary Worker's Discrimination Claims
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Faush v. Tuesday Morning, Inc., is a reminder that companies that utilize employees of staffing companies are not insulated from employment law claims.
United States
26 Nov 2015
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National Labor Relations Board Issues Controversial Decision Regarding Who Is A Joint Employer
One of the most fundamental concepts under federal labor law is identifying who is the employer.
United States
4 Sep 2015
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Office Of The Attorney General Issues Final Regulations On The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law
On June 19, 2015, the Office of the Attorney General issued final regulations relating to the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law, which takes effect on July 1, 2015.
United States
29 Jun 2015
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Attorney General Clarifies Safe Harbor Under Earned Sick Time Law
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, the Office of the Attorney General issued additional guidance clarifying the "safe harbor" to the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time ("EST") law it announced on May 18, 2015.
United States
15 Jun 2015
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Attorney General Announces 6-Month "Safe Harbor" Under Earned Sick Time Law
On Monday, May 18, 2015, the Office of the Attorney General announced a "safe harbor" for some employers under the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law.
United States
19 May 2015
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Supreme Court Authorizes "Barebones" Court Review Of The EEOCís Conciliation Efforts
On April 29, 2015, the U.S Supreme Court held in Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that courts are empowered to review...
United States
1 May 2015
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Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding Earned Sick Time Law
Employers have many questions about the Earned Sick Time law and its implementation. The proposed regulations offer clarification as to how the law will be enforced.
United States
29 Apr 2015
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Massachusetts SJC Rules That Taxicab Drivers Are Independent Contractors Under The Wage Act
On April 21, 2015, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held in Sebago, et al. v. Boston Cab Dispatch, Inc., et al., that taxicab companies may classify taxicab drivers as independent contractors.
United States
27 Apr 2015
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies The Lawfulness Of No Tipping Policies
The Tips Act prevents employers from retaining tips given by customers to wait staff employees, bartenders or other services employees.
United States
18 Apr 2015
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