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Massachusetts Finalizes Amendments to Paid Family and Medical Leave Regulations

July 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

The Department of Family and Medical Leave (“Department”) has published an unofficial version of amended regulations under the Paid Family Medical Leave Act, M.G.L. c. 175M. The original regulations, 458

Massachusetts Issues Proposed Amendments to Paid Family and Medical Leave Regulations

May 19th, 2020|0 Comments

The latest update in the rollout of paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts is proposed amendments to regulations issued under the Paid Family Medical Leave Act (“Act”), M.G.L. c.

The Small Business Administration and Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance Issue Guidances Addressing an Employer’s Options When an Employee Refuses to Return to Work

May 15th, 2020|0 Comments

With Governor Baker’s announcement earlier this week of the Commonwealth’s four-phase approach to re-opening businesses, many employers are turning their attention and making plans to re-open their workplaces and re-hire

Massachusetts Issues Guidance on Private Insurance Plans for Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

April 17th, 2020|0 Comments

With the unprecedented issues raised by COVID-19 in Massachusetts and around the world, paid family and medical leave (“PFML”) has become more important than ever. Massachusetts continues to implement its

Updated: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues New Guidance Labeling COVID-19 a “Direct Threat” Under the ADA, and Granting Employers Greater Flexibility to Maintain the Safety of Their Workplace

April 13th, 2020|0 Comments

[This is an update to our March 27 post, which can be read here.] On March 18, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its guidance titled Pandemic Preparedness

Some Relief in the Pipeline for Mid-Sized Businesses Under the CARES Act

April 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Much of the focus of the media coverage on the recently passed CARES Act concerns the loan provisions for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program.  However, there are some

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