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Oct
10
In light of new and reformed legislation, a larger point worth discussing is raised. All new laws have an effective date. This is the date when the new law goes into effect. The timing of the effective date can be very important...
Oct
5
Back in May 2018, we wrote that Governor Baker had signed new criminal justice reform legislation that had significant effects on Massachusetts’ ‘Ban the Box” regulations. Among other things, it shortened the time for sealing off criminal rec…
Oct
1
Social media permeates every aspect of today’s society. The workplace is no exception. Employers are faced with an endless minefield of how to address employee’s social media posts that can potentially impact the employer’s business...
Sep
24
In early August, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it was considering whether to deviate from the precedent of 2014’s Purple Communications, Inc. decision. To that end, the Board invited interested parties to submit amicus briefs on whet…
Sep
14
With the recent passage of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, the importance of accurate job descriptions is again driven home. As a refresher, the Equal Pay Act requires equal pay for “comparable work.” Comparable work is defined as work that requir…
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