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Mar
19
President Obama has asked the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the current overtime regulations to expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay. While the actual details have not been released and may not be for some time, it is likely the…
Mar
18
While Massachusetts has been working on a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $11 an hour gradually over the next three years, Amherst is considering implementing a town minimum wage of $15 an hour. Tomorrow, March 19, 2014, there will be a Town Meeting to…
Mar
10
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), inspectors are authorized to “inspect and investigate during regular working hours, and at other reasonable times, and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner, any such place of employment …
Mar
6
The time for which an employee must be compensated isn’t simply the time they spend working. Among other requirements, the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) demands that employees are paid for all time during which they are required to be on the premis…
Mar
4
When a 69 year old former school headmaster’s contract wasn’t renewed he filed a claim for age discrimination. The school, Gulliver Preparatory School, decided to settle this lawsuit and in the settlement included a confidentiality agreement. Wh…
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