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May
23
Last week, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill, commonly referred to as the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.
May
9
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled yesterday that retail salespeople who are paid entirely in commission or draws (i.e. advance on commissions) are entitled to additional overtime or Sunday pay. This means that those salespeopl…
May
7
As Massachusetts employers are no doubt aware, employer obligations under the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law go into effect soon. However, on May 1, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave announced a change in deadlines for some …
Apr
24
The Connecticut House recently passed a bill aimed at establishing certain rights for nursing mothers. The new statute would apply to virtually all employers in the state of Connecticut.
Apr
10
A new lawsuit shows a very similar situation, albeit not in Massachusetts and therefore not under the purview of the Mass. Equal Pay Act. Recently, many members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team sued the United States Soccer Federation fo…
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