Nonprofit organizations face a multitude of compliance issues every day, and keeping up with them can be a challenge. Because compliance failures may result in the loss of funding, organizations need to know what the current applicable regulations are and mak…
This year, the Department of Labor (DOL) is making some significant changes to the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white-collar workers) are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage…
Royal, P.C., talks about the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law in an article by BusinessWest.
Having to deal with a unionization effort is challenging enough, but having to do it a second time after a narrow success would be truly taxing. Yet, Danbury Hospital is faced with exactly this task. Specifically, Danbury Hospital’s workforce voted…
In 1982, Wisconsin became the first state to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation both in the public and private sphere. Massachusetts was the next state to do so in 1989 and subsequently took the lead in the nation on the issue of s…
July 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — landmark legislation that created rights for individuals with physical and mental disabilities in employment, government facilities and services, places of …
Discrimination based on transgender status or gender identity is a developing area of employment law. Some states, including Massachusetts, have recognized gender identity as a protected class under state anti-discrimination laws. Federal courts are increas…