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Massachusetts PFMLA Update
On September 5, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave issued new guidance on when workers who receive 1099-MISC
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10 Sep 2019
MA PFMLA Update: Ma Passes Extension Law; Department Issues New Regulations
The past few days saw two major updates to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) of which employers should be aware
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3 Jul 2019
New Employee Benefit Rules Expand Health Reimbursement Arrangement Options For Employers
On June 13, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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2 Jul 2019
Paid Family And Medical Leave Update: Contribution Start Date Delayed
On June 11, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced that they agreed
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26 Jun 2019
Massachusetts SJC Rules Commission-Only Employees Are Entitled To Overtime, Sunday Pay
Massachusetts law requires that non-exempt employees be paid at least 1.5 times their hourly rate for hours worked beyond the first 40 hours per week
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31 May 2019
Paid Family And Medical Leave Update: Notice And Exemption Application Deadlines Extended
On May 1, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave announced that it is extending two deadlines for compliance with the new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act.
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17 May 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Proposed Joint Employment Rule
On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would clarify when two entities may be considered joint employers of an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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17 Apr 2019
Department Of Family And Medical Leave Issues Guidance On New Paid Family And Medical Leave Act
On March 26, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave issued a guide for employers on complying with the new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA).
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16 Apr 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Proposed New Rule On Regular Rate Of Pay For Overtime
Less than a month after proposing an increase to the salary threshold for certain overtime exemptions (see our previous client alert), the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL")
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15 Apr 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rule
On March 7, 2019, after more than two years of speculation, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") finally proposed its new overtime rule. Under the proposed rule, the minimum salary a worker
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20 Mar 2019
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4 Mar 2019
SJC Rules Denial Of Lateral Transfer May Be "Adverse Employment Action" Under Mass. Anti-Discrimination Law
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled in Yee v. Mass. State Police that an employer's denial
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6 Feb 2019
MA Employers Subject To New HIRD Reporting Requirement Starting Nov. 30, 2018
In 2017, Massachusetts enacted a supplemental appropriations bill providing for the creation of an employer healthcare coverage form that Massachusetts employers with six or more employees would be required to submit annually.
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13 Nov 2018
A New Era Of MA Noncompete Law Begins On Oct. 1
As previously reported, the new Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements takes effect on Monday, October 1.
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3 Oct 2018
Document Diligence: An Employer's Guide To I-9 And H-1B Compliance
As we reported last month, Acting Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations ("HSI") Derek N. Benner stated in a May 14, 2018 press release ...
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18 Jul 2018
Massachusetts Establishes Paid Family Leave And Raises Minimum Wage
Last week, Governor Charlie Baker signed a landmark bill establishing a paid family and medical leave program for Massachusetts workers and gradually increasing the state minimum wage...
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10 Jul 2018
Unexpected (But Welcome) Changes To Rule 701
As noted in our earlier post Pre-IPO Companies can have disclosure obligations too, a recent Rule 701 enforcement action by the SEC has served as a reminder of the pitfalls that exist for private companies...
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1 Jun 2018
Supreme Court Adopts More Expansive View Of FLSA Exemptions
In so holding, the Court rejected the principle, cited by the Ninth Circuit, that the FLSA exemptions should be construed narrowly.
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6 Apr 2018
Massachusetts Attorney General Releases Guidance On Equal Pay Act
The Massachusetts Attorney General recently released her long-awaited guidance regarding the 2016 overhaul of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, which takes effect on July 1, 2018.
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3 Apr 2018
Sick Time Not Subject To Massachusetts Wage Act
On January 29, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that accrued, unused sick time does not qualify as "wages" under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
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31 Jan 2018
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