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It Recently Got a Bit More Confusing for Massachusetts Employers of Tipped Employees

March 13th, 2019|0 Comments

With the recent increase of minimum wage rates of pay in Massachusetts, the publishing of guidance from the Attorney General related to minimum wages for tipped employees, and the absence

Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Extend Overtime Eligibility to One Million Workers

March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued its much-anticipated proposed rule on the minimum salary level for an employee to potentially qualify as exempt from overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

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

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