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Preparing for the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act — Effective April 1, 2018

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “Act”) goes into effect on April 1, 2018 and has immediate implications for all Massachusetts employers who employ six or more employees. Broadly

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Overview of Formal Guidance on Amendments to Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office issued its formal Guidance on the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) taking effect on July 1, 2018. These amendments represent

Attorney General Issues Guidance on Massachusetts Pay Equity Legislation

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

We reported previously about the unprecedented changes to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act that become effective on July 1, 2018. The new law provides more clarity regarding what constitutes unlawful

Newspaper Carriers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, Mass Appeals Court Holds

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has deemed newspaper delivery drivers of a Braintree distributor to be employees, not independent contractors, under state law.

Employees need to do more than just whistle at work: Supreme Court requires whistleblowers to report to SEC to be protected by Dodd-Frank

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

On February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowed the universe of whistleblowers who are protected by the powerful anti-retaliation provisions within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform

Massachusetts Bill Aims to Bar Waivers of Rights Related to Harassment, Discrimination, and Wage and Hour Claims in Employment Contracts

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Waivers of rights arising from harassment and discrimination claims and disputes over wages and benefits may not be enforceable in Massachusetts for much longer.

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