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Jul
28
On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order aimed at promoting a more competitive marketplace for America workers, businesses, and consumers. In order to promote workers’ ability to switch jobs and negotiate higher wages, the Order encoura…
Jul
14
In Peters v. Boston Properties Inc., et al., the Massachusetts Superior Court held that individuals alleging discrimination in places of public accommodation are not required to file a charge with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) befo…
Jul
8
As of July 8, 2021, Massachusetts is accepting employers’ applications to reimburse their costs in granting emergency paid sick leave. The COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program is in effect from May 28, 2021 – September 30, 2021 and requires e…
Jul
1
Connecticut passed a new law legalizing cannabis. Effective July 1, 2021, individuals will be able to lawfully possess, use, and consume recreational cannabis. Smoking Restrictions The law contains provisions restricting smoking that will affect employers. …
Jun
30
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the deadline for submitting EEO-1 reports for both 2019 and 2020 has been extended to August 23, 2021. The previous deadline was July 19, 2021. EEO-1 reports collect demographic data, such as g…
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