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NLRB Adopts "Contract Coverage" Standard
New Ruling Makes It Easier for Employers to Introduce Workplace Changes During Term of Collective Bargaining Agreement
United States
19 Sep 2019
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
MA PFMLA Update: Ma Passes Extension Law; Department Issues New Regulations
The past few days saw two major updates to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) of which employers should be aware
United States
3 Jul 2019
New Employee Benefit Rules Expand Health Reimbursement Arrangement Options For Employers
On June 13, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
United States
2 Jul 2019
Paid Family And Medical Leave Update: Contribution Start Date Delayed
On June 11, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced that they agreed
United States
26 Jun 2019
Employers Can Lose Failure-To-Exhaust Defense If Not Timely Raised, Supreme Court Rules
On June 3, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Fort Bend County, Texas vs. Davis that Title VII cases can proceed in federal court even if employees fail to first bring their
United States
19 Jun 2019
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
UPDATE: Employers Must Provide 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To EEOC By September 30, 2019
As mentioned in our most recent alert on the recently revived EEOC pay data rule (available here), the EEOC has been considering whether, in addition to collecting pay data for 2018 ...
United States
27 May 2019
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
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
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
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
Would The Last Generator To Leave The Wholesale Competitive Energy Market Please Turn Off The Lights? (Video)
On Friday, Connecticut announced that it had reached agreement with Dominion, Eversource, and United Illuminating to keep the Millstone nuclear plant operating for 10 more years.
United States
28 Mar 2019
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
United States
4 Mar 2019
Federal Court Cites Enforcement Of Customer Non-Solicit Provision To Deny Enforcement Of Non-Compete Provision
Last week U.S. District Judge Zobel denied a road assistance service provider's motion to stop its former vice president of sales from working for a competitor
United States
21 Feb 2019
Blockchain And Data Privacy
What data privacy concerns should practitioners have relating to blockchain technology? Answering the question involves understanding first the personal information implicated by a specific blockchain
European Union
20 Feb 2019
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
NLRB Overturns Obama-Era Independent Contractor Test
On January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision revising the test for independent contractor status under federal labor law. In SuperShuttle DFW, Inc.,
United States
5 Feb 2019
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