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Jun
25
In 2012, Connecticut became the first state to mandate employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Under the current legislation, any employer with 50 or more employees in Connecticut are required to provide 40 hours of paid sick leave per calenda…
Jun
24
The Department of Labor recently announced a proposal to extend protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages across the country. The proposal came in light of the United States Supreme Court&rsquo…
Jun
20
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held in Valazquez-Perez v. Developers Diversified Realty corp. that an employer can be liable for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) for terminating a…
Jun
20
The Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate have both passed a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017. The bill is currently sitting on Governor Duval Patrick’s desk waiting for his signatu…
Jun
9
Last month, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts made it clear that a non-disclosure agreement and an argument that employment for a competitor would inevitably require disclosure of trade secrets does not offer the same protectio…
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