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Jun
5
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued an opinion which changed how many look at the administrative prerequisites for filing employment discrimination suits under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Under Title VII, as well as most of its state-based analogous sta…
May
29
New England states in particular already prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. However, this does illustrate an interesting dilemma that arises in many other contexts: what should employers do when the law…
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 …
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