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Massachusetts Legislature Strikes "Grand Bargain"
On June 20, Massachusetts lawmakers approved legislation aimed at preventing several high profile ballot questions from appearing before voters in November.
United States
16 Jul 2018
MA Attorney General Issues Guidance On Pay Equity Law
The guidance, which can be found here, includes an overview of the law, responses to frequently asked questions, a self-evaluation guide for employers, and a sample checklist of policies and practices
United States
8 Mar 2018
Draft Regulations On Employer Health Care Assessment Released
The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance has released draft regulations changing the existing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC), creating a temporary supplemental contribution ...
United States
15 Nov 2017
Massachusetts Lawmakers Hear Testimony On Non-Compete Legislation
The Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing on Tuesday, October 31 to receive testimony on the several bills introduced this session addressing the use of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts.
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7 Nov 2017
Fall Legislative Sessions Commence; Attorney General Certifies Ballot Questions
Massachusetts lawmakers have returned from summer recess and are preparing to tackle a robust legislative agenda this fall.
United States
21 Sep 2017
Massachusetts State Legislature Takes Action On Major Employment Reform As Legislative Session Ends
We have co-authored an alert with our affiliate government relations consulting group, ML Strategies entitled, "Massachusetts State Legislature Takes Action on Major Employment Reform as Legislative Session Ends"
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15 Aug 2016
House Passes Noncompete Reform
Non-compete agreements can no longer be applied to laid-off employees and a wide range of hourly workers earning up to a certain level of pay.
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10 Jul 2016
Pay Equity Legislation Aims To Eliminate Wage Disparities Between Genders In Massachusetts
The Act to Establish Pay Equity (H. 1733 and S. 983) demands equal pay for comparable work done by men and women, establishes pay transparency, and requires fairness in hiring practices around wages.
United States
6 Aug 2015
Uncertain Future For Non-Compete Agreements In Massachusetts: Legislators Seek Compromise
On June 23rd, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development met to consider legislation relating to the legality and enforcement of non-compete agreements.
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25 Jun 2015
Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1
Massachusetts’ Earned Sick Leave Law, which voters passed by ballot initiative last November, is set to become effective in less than two months on July 1, 2015.
United States
11 May 2015
Uncertain Fate Of Non-Competes In Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise; Legislation Heads To Conference Committee Negotiations
On July 1, 2014 the Massachusetts Senate voted for a compromise on employee non-compete agreements.
United States
3 Jul 2014
Massachusetts Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Increase And Economic Development Package
House and Senate leaders have agreed to a compromise bill that both increases the minimum wage to $11 an hour.
United States
2 Jul 2014
Massachusetts Legislature Considers Unemployment Insurance Reform And Minimum Wage Increase
Increasing the minimum wage and reforming the unemployment insurance system in Massachusetts are the two major employment issues facing the Legislature.
United States
19 Mar 2014
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