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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…
Aug
28
For employers, the most challenging aspect of complying with the National Labor Relations Act is the likelihood that National Labor Relations Board policy can change drastically over short periods of time. Over the last decade, the Obama-era NLRB greatly expan…
Aug
22
Big changes are on the horizon regarding non-competition agreements. For the first time, there may be legal restrictions on the terms of those agreements, and, in a major development, employers may be required to pay former employees during the non-compete per…
Aug
15
For the first time since the year 2015, Massachusetts will have a sales tax free holiday. Governor Baker signed a bill stating that August 11 and 12 will be sales tax free days. The holiday eliminates the state’s 6.25% tax on the Aug. 11-12 weekend for a…
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