Reasonable Accommodation Laws Apply to Use of Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts
If there was any doubt that employers need to be careful about disciplining employees who use medical marijuana, it was
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Supreme Judicial Court Rules that Employees get Interest on Unpaid Wages but not Statutory Penalties
The Supreme Judicial Court this week issued its latest interpretation of the Massachusetts Wage Act, Mass. Gen. L. ch. 150,
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Court Holds Individual Supervisor Liable under Family and Medical Leave Act
In a case of first impression in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled that individual supervisors can be personally liable to
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New Year Brings Renewed Efforts to Pass Non-compete Legislation in Massachusetts
Proponents in the Massachusetts Legislature may have lost several battles, but they have not given up the war. Early in
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Employer Learns Reasonable Accommodation Lesson that’s Instructive to All
The Supreme Judicial Court recently clarified the legal hurdles employers must satisfy when defending claims that they failed to reasonably
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Federal Courts Move Toward Ban Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
A U.S. Federal Court this week lent more weight to the notion that a federal law that bans employment discrimination
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MCAD Decision: Employer Duty to Reasonably Accommodate Handicapped Employees is Extremely Broad
In the usual case, employers that receive reasonable accommodation requests from their employees try to help. They may adjust a
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Marijuana Use Rights Arise in Employment Situations
With the enactment of two marijuana laws in Massachusetts during the past few years, there’s never been much doubt that
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EEOC Working on New Anti-Harassment Guidance
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently working on new guidance to help analyze and decide claims involving harassment
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