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Client Alert: Department Of Paid Family And Medical Leave Extends The Employer Notice And Private Plan Exemption Application Deadlines
In response to the Commonwealth's decision to delay the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) contribution start date until October 1, 2019
United States
3 Jul 2019
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NLRB Announces Intent To Issue New Rules On Student Unionization
The issue of whether teaching assistants and research assistants are "employees" for purposes of federal labor law, and thus eligible to form unions, has been a ping-pong match between
United States
19 Jun 2019
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Client Alert: Department Of Family And Medical Leave Extends Two Deadlines
On May 1, 2019, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) announced that due to feedback from the public and key stakeholders, it is amending the following deadlines
United States
23 May 2019
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Super ‘Subs'? Maybe, Says Federal Appeals Court
In a decision issued on March 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an NLRB order that sought to require the University of Southern California ...
United States
10 Apr 2019
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The HRMA Publishes "Family And Medical Leave Program Draft Regulations Released"
On January 23, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (the "Department") published draft regulations (the "Regulations") regarding the newly created Paid Family and Medical Leave
United States
26 Feb 2019
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Family And Medical Leave Program Draft Regulations Released
On January 23, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave published draft regulations regarding the newly created Paid Family and Medical Leave Program.
United States
7 Feb 2019
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Client Alert - Proposed Legislation Examines Employee Marijuana Use
Massachusetts is now a few weeks into the start of a new two-year Legislative session. The last Legislative session brought the legalization of recreational marijuana after voters approved
United States
21 Jan 2019
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Paper It: How Documented Decision-Making Can Help An Institution Avoid The Risk Of He Said/She Said Litigation
A recent case out of the District of Columbia underscores the importance of establishing policies and documenting performance-related issues.
United States
7 Jan 2019
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Client Alert: Paid Family And Medical Leave Comes To Massachusetts
Adding the Commonwealth to the small-but-expanding list of states providing employees with paid leave benefits, Massachusetts enacted legislation this past summer (Acts 2018, ch. 121, the "Act")
United States
9 Nov 2018
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Combating Opioid Abuse In The Workplace – A Proactive Approach For Employers
The opioid crisis in America remains at epidemic proportions.
United States
6 Nov 2018
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Massachusetts Voting Law: What It Means For Employers And Employees
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, registered Massachusetts voters have the opportunity to elect candidates for state and federal office and decide statewide ballot questions.
United States
25 Oct 2018
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Employers: Get Out the Vote!
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, registered Massachusetts voters have the opportunity to elect candidates for state and federal office and decide statewide ballot questions.
United States
23 Oct 2018
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New Employer Restrictions On Criminal History Requests
Since 2010, Massachusetts law has prohibited employers from requesting criminal offender record information on an initial written job application form.
United States
28 Sep 2018
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Worcester Business Journal Publishes "10 Things I Know About Creating A Truly Diverse Workplace"
10) Understand why it's important. Inclusion is not just the right thing to do, it's a strategic business move.
United States
12 Jun 2018
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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly publishes "C-suite Employment Contract Clauses in the Wake of Weinstein"
The Harvey Weinstein scandal drew national attention, and although it struck a nerve with American society, it has empowered individuals to speak out about sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. Van Dyck offers advice and several contract clauses that employers and their boards should consider in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.
United States
31 May 2018
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Court Finds Disability Must be Sole Reason for Firing
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky recently decided that mere knowledge of an employee's disability is insufficient to establish that the disability was the sole cause of the employee's termination, and therefore discriminatory.
United States
15 Jan 2018
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Employers Must Take Note of Recent Changes to CORI Regulations
In April, the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) released amendments to the regulations governing access to and the use of information maintained in the Commonwealth's Criminal Offender Record Information System (CORI).
United States
9 Aug 2017
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Seventh Circuit's En Banc Decision in Hively Opens Door For Transgender Protection Under Title VII
As we reported a few months ago in a previous article, "7th Circuit Rehears Hively Case", the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, on the issue of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
United States
9 Jun 2017
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Resident Advisors Are Subject To Union Organizing
In a recent decision involving George Washington University ("GWU") and the Service Employees International Union ("SEIU") Local 500, the National Labor Relations Board determined that students...
United States
9 Jun 2017
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Leaked Draft Executive Order to Respect Religious Freedom Disrespects the LGBTQ Community
Last summer, Donald Trump received recognition for being the first Republican presidential nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his acceptance speech.
United States
26 Apr 2017
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