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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…
Apr
1
Often, the biggest problem with employment legislation is not the obligations it creates for employers, but rather, not clearly defining those obligations. Legislators can’t possibly envision all of the potential permutations and applications of the prop…
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