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

2020-03-27T12:39:09+00:00 March 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Disability, Human Resources Compliance, Julie M. Muller, Kathleen O'Toole, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , |

On March 18, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its guidance titled Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act to account for the novel issues employers face in the wake of COVID-19.  The guidance, originally written in response to the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, provides

COVID-19 Legal Update, March 26, 2020

2020-03-26T20:16:41+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Human Resources Compliance, Kathleen O'Toole|Tags: , , , , , |

The legal landscape, as related to COVID-19, is changing on a daily basis, and we want to keep you up to date on changes that will have an impact on your business.  Below is a quick overview of the most recently posted resources, and key updates. New Guidance Released that Changes Effective Date from

Key Takeaways For Employers From the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

2020-03-23T21:54:03+00:00 March 23rd, 2020|Categories: FMLA, Human Resources Compliance, Julie M. Muller, Kathleen O'Toole|Tags: , , , , , |

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law in response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19.  This is a sweeping legislation that has an immediate impact on millions of employees and employers.  The FFCRA is divided into eight sections (Divisions

Beware of the Wage Act – Review Pay Plans for Commission Based Inside Salespersons and Stay Alert for Future Claims

2019-11-13T17:44:50+00:00 November 13th, 2019|Categories: Alexis P. Theriault, FLSA, Human Resources Compliance, Julie L. Martin, Laws & Regulations, Litigation, Wage & Hour|

In early May, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that 100% commission-based inside salespersons are entitled to separate, additional overtime pay and premium pay for Sunday work. The decision, Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC, underscored the importance of tracking the hours employees work, regardless of the total value of their compensation.

DOL Final Rule Raises Minimum Salary Threshold for Employees Exempt from Overtime Pay Under the FLSA

2019-10-10T15:08:21+00:00 October 9th, 2019|Categories: Conor J. Slattery, Human Resources Compliance, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , |

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule that, when implemented, will raise the minimum salary threshold that white-collar employees must be paid to qualify as employees exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The final rule raises

UPDATE: Paid Family and Medical Leave in Massachusetts – Contributions Delayed; Rate Increased; Amendments Adopted; Final Regulations Issued

2019-06-26T17:06:33+00:00 June 26th, 2019|Categories: Catherine M. DiVita, FMLA, Human Resources Compliance, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , |

Employers will now have extra time to comply with the Paid Family Medical Leave Act, G. L. c. 175M (“Act”), and more clarity on how to do so, thanks to delays implemented by state leaders and regulations issued by the Department of Family and Medical Leave (“Department”). On June 13,

Massachusetts Delays Start for Contributions to Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

2019-06-12T21:36:08+00:00 June 12th, 2019|Categories: Catherine M. DiVita, FMLA, Human Resources Compliance, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , |

On June 11, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, along with state house and senate leaders, agreed to a three-month extension for employers to begin collecting contributions under the Paid Family Medical Leave Act, G. L. c. 175M (“Act”), from July 1 to October 1. A joint statement issued by Governor Baker,

Groups Request Extension of Deadline to Begin Collecting Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions and Propose Amendments to Law

2019-06-04T19:19:49+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Categories: Catherine M. DiVita, FMLA, Human Resources Compliance, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , |

On May 20, nine advocacy groups submitted a letter to state leaders requesting a three-month extension of the July 1 deadline to begin collecting contributions under the Paid Family Medical Leave Act, G. L. c. 175M (“Act”), to October 1, and proposing several amendments to the Act. Currently, employers must

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