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Massachusetts Issues Draft Regulations for Paid Family Medical Leave Act

February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

On January 23, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (“Department”) issued draft regulations expanding upon the Paid Family Medical Leave Act (“Act”), G. L. c. 175M, which was enacted

NLRB Revised Its Independent Contractor Test to Focus on Entrepreneurial Opportunity

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

On January 25, 2019, the federal National Labor Relations Board revised its own test to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor. The new test in

Update: Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Issues FAQ Guidance on Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act.

November 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Back in June, we reported on the enactment of the Paid Family Medical Leave Act. The Act provides that beginning on January 1, 2021, nearly all private sector employees will

First Circuit Joins Sister Circuits Approving Burden-Shifting Approach to Proving Causation in ERISA Fiduciary-Breach Claims

November 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Ordinarily, the burden of proof rests with the plaintiff. However, in Brotherston v. Putnam Investments, LLC, the First Circuit joined three of its sister circuit courts and held that the

New Massachusetts Law Places Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements

September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

After many years, Massachusetts legislators have finally agreed upon non-compete reform. On August 10, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that affects the applicability, scope,

NLRB Issues Guidance on New Employer-Friendly Standard for Handbook Rules

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

In early June, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) issued Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing regarding how regional offices should apply its new standard for analyzing employee handbook rules

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