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Jul
18
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled that an employee can proceed with her disability discrimination lawsuit against her former employer where the employee was terminated based upon her use of medicinal marijuana. The …
Jul
5
Massachusetts employers are familiar with the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the Massachusetts Parental Leave Law. As employers are well aware, both of those laws require that employees be allowed unpaid time off in certain circumstances. …
Jun
23
A few weeks ago, we wrote about an anticipated change in Massachusetts employment law. On May 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed H.3680, or the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.” The following day, the Bill was …
Jun
16
Recently, several media outlets ran a story about a Law School professor who filed a complaint against a Texas movie theatre for holding a Women-Only screening of the new “Wonder Woman” film. The headline grabbed people’s attention, but the …
May
25
The Massachusetts House of Representatives may have unwittingly opened a Pandora’s Box with the May 10, 2017, passage of H.3680. The bill, referred to as the “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” amends M.G.L. c. 151B, § 4 to require employer…
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