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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Noncompetition Statute that Brings an Array of New Rules to the Employment Arena

It took years and came down to the last minutes of the current session, but the Massachusetts Legislature finally passed ...
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Lawsuits under the Revised Equal Pay Act are Out of the Gate Quickly

Well, that didn’t take long. On the first business day that amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act were in ...
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Foreseeing Likely Outcomes on 3 Ballot Questions, Massachusetts Legislators Pass Law to Increase Minimum Wage, Grant Family and Medical Leave to Employees, and Require an Annual Sales Tax Holiday

They’re calling it a “grand bargain,” but the deal recently reached among legislators, activist groups, businesses and Gov. Charlie Baker ...
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Massachusetts High Court Concludes Workers can be Employees and Independent Contractors at the Same Time

What once appeared to be an effectively impenetrable wall against the use of independent contractors in the Commonwealth saw a ...
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Supreme Court Upholds Employers’ Uses of Arbitration Clauses to Block Class Action Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court has again deflected a challenge to the use in employment agreements of dispute resolution clauses that ...
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Taking Action to Eliminate Sexual Behaviors at Work is Crucial for Avoiding Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

For those who have yet to grasp the significance of the #MeToo movement, which is encouraging women to complain about ...
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New Pregnancy Law Takes Effect April 1; Employers should have Written Policies in Place by Now

Effective on April 1, 2018, Massachusetts will institute its new pregnancy statute. The law brings broad new protections for pregnant ...
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Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance to Help Employers Prepare for the Equal Pay Act

With just four months until a revised Massachusetts Equal Pay Act takes effect and unleashes what is likely to be ...
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Steps for Dealing with Improper Sexual Behaviors in the Workplace

Dealing with improper sexual behaviors at work is something no one should have to worry about. All too often, however, ...
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Legislators Consider Law that would Grant Broad Sexual Harassment Powers to Massachusetts Attorney General

If there isn’t already enough for employers to worry about amid the plethora of sexual deviance reports that have hit ...
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Massachusetts High Court Clarifies that Sick Leave is not Wages

Though most employment lawyers never thought of accrued sick leave benefits as a wage, it took only one, armed with ...
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