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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Supreme Court Authorizes The DOL To Change Its Interpretative Guidance Without Public Input
The interpretive rules at issue in this case concern the classes of employees who are exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
24 Mar 2015
New Parental Leave Law Expands The Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act
On January 7, 2015, one day prior to leaving office, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Parental Leave bill, which expands the scope of the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act.
United States
19 Jan 2015
Supreme Court Decides No Pay Owed For Amazon Warehouse Security Checks
On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, that Amazon warehouse employees were not entitled to pay for the time spent waiting to go through security checks at the end of their shifts.
United States
22 Dec 2014
Massachusetts Voters Approve Earned Sick Time Law
Yesterday, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot initiative that will mandate sick time for employees.
United States
13 Nov 2014
U. S. Supreme Court Clarifies Fiduciaries’ Duty Of Prudence Under ERISA In Connection With Employee Stock Ownership Plans
A unanimous Supreme Court held that fiduciaries to an employee stock ownership plan were not entitled to a presumption under ERISA.
United States
8 Jul 2014
Massachusetts Increases The Minimum Wage And Reforms Unemployment Insurance
Governor Deval Patrick signed into law an increase in the state minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, the highest state minimum wage in the country.
United States
8 Jul 2014
First Circuit Holds That Variable "Per Diem" Payments May Be Part Of An Employee’s Regular Rate Of Pay For Calculating Overtime
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that a per diem payment must be considered part of the regular rate of pay for calculating overtime.
United States
1 May 2014
Supreme Court Finds That Severance Pay Is Wages For Purposes Of Payroll Taxes
On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court held in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. that severance payments are taxable wages for FICA purposes.
United States
1 Apr 2014
Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Approach To Donning-And-Doffing Cases Under The FLSA
The U.S. Supreme Court held in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. that the Fair Labor Standards Act did not require an employer to pay workers for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.
United States
4 Mar 2014
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