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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
Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Jury Verdict For Former Employee On FMLA Retaliation Claim
Last week's Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in Esler v. Sylvia-Reardon serves as an important reminder of the potential scope of employees' rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
United States
17 Mar 2016
The Department Of Labor Issues Guidance On Joint Employment
On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator Interpretation regarding what arrangements will constitute joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
United States
26 Jan 2016
NLRB Holds That A Ban On Videotaping Workplace Conversations Is Unlawful
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer violated Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a policy that prohibited employees from making certain audio or video recordings in the workplace.
United States
13 Jan 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
National Labor Relations Board Issues Controversial Decision Regarding Who Is A Joint Employer
One of the most fundamental concepts under federal labor law is identifying who is the employer.
United States
4 Sep 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
Supreme Court Authorizes "Barebones" Court Review Of The EEOC’s Conciliation Efforts
On April 29, 2015, the U.S Supreme Court held in Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that courts are empowered to review...
United States
1 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 Sets New Standard Governing Employer’s Obligation To Accommodate Pregnant Workers
On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed an employer's obligation to accommodate employees' pregnancy-related job restrictions.
United States
8 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
National Labor Relations Board Issues Final Rule On So-Called "Quickie Elections"
On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") published a final rule regarding its handling of union representation petitions and the timing of elections.
United States
2 Jan 2015
NLRB Rules That Employees Have A Right To Use Employers’ Email Systems For Non-Business Purposes
In a 3-2 decision issued on December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held in Purple Communications Inc. that, in most circumstances, employees have a right to use employer email systems for non-business purposes during non-working time.
United States
23 Dec 2014
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
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