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Jun
14
The National Labor Relations Board recently issued an Advisory Opinion regarding common Employee Handbook polices. The Advisory marks a change in NLRB interpretation of common handbook policies.
Jun
8
In the middle of last month, Governor Baker signed a bill which will amend Massachusetts’s current “Ban the Box” legislation. The new bill expands some of the protections afforded to job applicants, and unfortunately, will place additional bu…
Jun
4
As employers are aware, the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) come online on July 1, 2018. A new MEPA provision that employers need to be aware of is the defense MEPA will allow for a good faith self-audit designed to determine whether it ha…
May
23
The Supreme Court of the United States made a 5-4 ruling on Monday voting in favor of narrowing protections to employee rights.
May
21
Last week, a New York-based attorney complained to a restaurant that he heard employees speaking Spanish to other customers. It’s important that we understand what language policies are and are not legal in the workplace...
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