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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Document Diligence: An Employer's Guide To I-9 And H-1B Compliance
As we reported last month, Acting Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations ("HSI") Derek N. Benner stated in a May 14, 2018 press release ...
United States
18 Jul 2018
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Massachusetts Establishes Paid Family Leave And Raises Minimum Wage
Last week, Governor Charlie Baker signed a landmark bill establishing a paid family and medical leave program for Massachusetts workers and gradually increasing the state minimum wage...
United States
10 Jul 2018
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Unexpected (But Welcome) Changes To Rule 701
As noted in our earlier post Pre-IPO Companies can have disclosure obligations too, a recent Rule 701 enforcement action by the SEC has served as a reminder of the pitfalls that exist for private companies...
United States
1 Jun 2018
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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
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Massachusetts Attorney General Releases Guidance On Equal Pay Act
The Massachusetts Attorney General recently released her long-awaited guidance regarding the 2016 overhaul of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, which takes effect on July 1, 2018.
United States
3 Apr 2018
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Sick Time Not Subject To Massachusetts Wage Act
On January 29, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that accrued, unused sick time does not qualify as "wages" under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
United States
31 Jan 2018
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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
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Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
United States
5 Oct 2017
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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
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DOL Seeks To Extend Fiduciary Rule Transition Period
Advisers and other fiduciaries impacted by the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") Fiduciary Rule should note that, according to a recent Notice of Administrative Act filed by the DOL in an ongoing litigation...
United States
17 Aug 2017
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