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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…
May
19
Monday, May 29, 2017 is Memorial Day. This is the first Memorial Day since Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the HOME Act (M.G.L. c. 149 Section 52A ½), a law which requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid leave to any vet…
May
3
Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that could change the way employees are paid for overtime work. The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 amends the Fair Labor Standards Act by providing employers the option to compensate…
Apr
27
In a landmark decision, a federal court has ruled in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This is the first time a federal court of appeals has found …
Apr
19
The Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) is preparing new rules for the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law. The CORI law regulates employers’ ability to conduct criminal background checks. Any criminal charge filed i…
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