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Voting Leave Laws in Massachusetts and Connecticut: What are an Employer’s Obligations?

Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day, and voters in both Massachusetts and Connecticut will be going to the polls to choose the next President of the United States.
should be aware of any state laws specifying time-off requirements for employees on Election Day.

When Sick Leave, FMLA Leave, and ADA Reasonable Accommodations Meet

The interplay among the various health-related leave laws is complicated. A request for time off may be a request for sick leave under state law, leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with D…

Domestic Violence Leave for Massachusetts Employees

Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law that creates a category of job-protected leave for employees needing time off due to domestic violence.

New Proposed Policy About Who is Family Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

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’…

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