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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
Paid Family And Medical Leave Update: Notice And Exemption Application Deadlines Extended
On May 1, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave announced that it is extending two deadlines for compliance with the new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act.
United States
17 May 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Proposed Joint Employment Rule
On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would clarify when two entities may be considered joint employers of an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
17 Apr 2019
Department Of Family And Medical Leave Issues Guidance On New Paid Family And Medical Leave Act
On March 26, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave issued a guide for employers on complying with the new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA).
United States
16 Apr 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
Would The Last Generator To Leave The Wholesale Competitive Energy Market Please Turn Off The Lights? (Video)
On Friday, Connecticut announced that it had reached agreement with Dominion, Eversource, and United Illuminating to keep the Millstone nuclear plant operating for 10 more years.
United States
28 Mar 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rule
On March 7, 2019, after more than two years of speculation, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") finally proposed its new overtime rule. Under the proposed rule, the minimum salary a worker
United States
20 Mar 2019
Federal Court Cites Enforcement Of Customer Non-Solicit Provision To Deny Enforcement Of Non-Compete Provision
Last week U.S. District Judge Zobel denied a road assistance service provider's motion to stop its former vice president of sales from working for a competitor
United States
21 Feb 2019
Blockchain And Data Privacy
What data privacy concerns should practitioners have relating to blockchain technology? Answering the question involves understanding first the personal information implicated by a specific blockchain
European Union
20 Feb 2019
SJC Rules Denial Of Lateral Transfer May Be "Adverse Employment Action" Under Mass. Anti-Discrimination Law
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled in Yee v. Mass. State Police that an employer's denial
United States
6 Feb 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
Privacy And Data Security Strategies For Start-Up Companies
Start-up companies know that, when potential investors kick the tires, they will look carefully at the company's business model and IP portfolio.
United States
25 Jan 2019
WARN Act Damages Not Subject To Massachusetts Wage Act
Corporate insolvencies and near insolvencies regularly generate significant claims and litigation initiated by creditors seeking payment ...
United States
14 Jan 2019
Department Of Education Proposes Sweeping Changes To Title IX Regulations
On November 16, 2018, the U.S Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released proposed regulations designed to overhaul how colleges address allegations of sexual misconduct.
United States
10 Dec 2018
California Appellate Court Refuses To Enforce Employee Non-Solicitation Provision
In a decision that could affect Massachusetts companies with employees in California, a California appellate court voided a non-solicitation clause in former employees' agreements.
United States
30 Nov 2018
MA Employers Subject To New HIRD Reporting Requirement Starting Nov. 30, 2018
In 2017, Massachusetts enacted a supplemental appropriations bill providing for the creation of an employer healthcare coverage form that Massachusetts employers with six or more employees would be required to submit annually.
United States
13 Nov 2018
Martha Coakley Speaks With Tim Cheatham Of Wal-Mart On Exploring Collaboration With State Attorneys General
This week was the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Retail Law Conference in Austin, Texas.
United States
17 Oct 2018
A New Era Of MA Noncompete Law Begins On Oct. 1
As previously reported, the new Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements takes effect on Monday, October 1.
United States
3 Oct 2018
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