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Massachusetts PFMLA Update
On September 5, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave issued new guidance on when workers who receive 1099-MISC
United States
10 Sep 2019
NLRB Rules Misclassification Of Employees As Independent Contractors Does Not Violate NLRA
Last week, in Velox Express, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) answered what had been a long-standing open question
United States
9 Sep 2019
Watch – The New Massachusetts Noncompete Law: What You Need To Know (Video)
After years of debate, the Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a comprehensive noncompete reform law, and Governor Baker signed the bill on August 10, 2018.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers
On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision addressing whether employers can include class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements...
United States
24 May 2018
Federal Court Halts The Enforcement Of The Department Of Labor's "Persuader Rule"
On June 27, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the U.S. Department of Labor's new "persuader rule"...
United States
6 Jul 2016
Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts Anti-Retaliation Law
The SJC's ruling stems from a lawsuit brought against a Boston law firm, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., by one of its former attorneys.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts
An employee who searches for, copies, and shares with her attorney her employer's confidential business records to bolster her discrimination claim against her employer may be protected from discipline under Massachusetts law.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Supreme Court Decides Employers Must Make Religious Accommodations Regardless Of Knowledge Of Need For Accommodation
On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that an employer violates federal anti-discrimination law where an applicant's need for a religious accommodation is a motivating factor in the employer's hiring decision.
United States
5 Jun 2015
MA Senate Passes Noncompete Reform Bill
This is a significant departure from the outright ban proposed by the Governor and advocated by various groups.
United States
11 Jul 2014
Text Of New Noncompete Bill Now Available
A commentary on the new noncompete bill.
United States
28 Feb 2013
2013 Noncompete Reform Effort Will Focus On Durational Limits
A discussion on the new approach for reforming the law of noncompetition agreements in the Commonwealth.
United States
11 Feb 2013
Massachusetts Court Issues Important Ruling On Releases Of Wage Act Claims
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) this week issued an important decision addressing whether agreements containing general releases are sufficient to bar claims brought by employees under the Massachusetts Wage Act
United States
2 Jan 2013
MA Judge: Facebook Announcement Was Not A Solicitation
Let's say a company has an employee who is connected with the company's customers through social media, on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.
United States
5 Dec 2012
New Law Imposes Obligations On Staffing Agencies In Massachusetts
The Massachusetts legislature recently enacted the "Temporary Workers’ Right to Know Act," which imposes new requirements on staffing agencies.
United States
24 Aug 2012
Legislative Update: Renewed Push For MA Noncompete Bill
As the Massachusetts legislative session comes to a close on July 31, there has been a renewed push for a bill that would "reform" current Massachusetts common law by placing various procedural and substantive restrictions on employee noncompetition agreements.
United States
13 Jul 2012
Another MA Noncompete Decision Addresses The "Material Change" Defense
Yet another Massachusetts Superior Court judge has issued a decision addressing whether a change in an employee’s job precluded enforcement of a previously-signed noncompete.
United States
28 May 2012
DOL Launches "App" To Track Hours
In a latest example of the more active stance of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in enforcing the federal wage and hour laws, the DOL recently announced its launch of a new timesheet application for smart phones.
United States
11 Aug 2011
The Latest On MA Noncompete Reform Efforts
It's time for another update on the efforts in Massachusetts -- now several years old -- to abolish noncompetes or reform the law governing their enforcement.
United States
15 Jul 2011
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