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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.
United States
6 Apr 2018
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Massachusetts SJC Extends Job Protections To Medical Marijuana Users
In a landmark decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") ruled on Monday that an employee who is fired for testing positive for marijuana due to her lawful off-duty use of medical marijuana...
United States
2 Aug 2017
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NLRB Ruling Makes It Easier To Organize Temporary Workers
The NLRB, in another pro-union decision, overruled its own precedent and ruled that unions do not need employer consent before organizing bargaining units that combine both regular employees and temporary workers jointly employed by another entity.
United States
20 Jul 2016
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Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts Anti-Retaliation Law
The SJC's ruling stems from a lawsuit brought against a Boston law firm, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., by one of its former attorneys.
United States
8 Jun 2016
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Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts
An employee who searches for, copies, and shares with her attorney her employer's confidential business records to bolster her discrimination claim against her employer may be protected from discipline under Massachusetts law.
United States
8 Jun 2016
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Supervisors Can Be Individually Liable Under The FMLA
We are going to take a brief trip to New York to explore a new case that has important implications for Massachusetts employers.
United States
5 Apr 2016
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The SJC Complicates Summary Judgment Standard In Discrimination Cases
Understanding the significance of the SJC's decision requires a quick summary of the burdens of proof in employment discrimination cases.
United States
1 Apr 2016
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Non-Compete Reform Finally May Be Coming To Massachusetts
After falling off the radar recently, it appears that non-compete reform is back on the agenda on Beacon Hill.
United States
15 Mar 2016
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SJC Finds That Employee's Unauthorized Copying Of Proprietary Information Did Not Give Employer Grounds To Discontinue Severance
Eventmonitor involved a dispute between a Massachusetts-based software company and its former vice president of business affairs.
United States
11 Feb 2016
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Seventh Circuit Rejects EEOC's Attack On Severance Agreements
On December 17, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by the EEOC against CVS Pharmacy, Inc....
United States
4 Jan 2016
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Employers May Be Able To Limit Treble Damages For Violations Of The Massachusetts Wage Act
The Massachusetts Wage Act automatically entitles an employee who proves an unlawful failure to pay wages to treble damages.
United States
7 Aug 2015
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Supreme Court Decides Employers Must Make Religious Accommodations Regardless Of Knowledge Of Need For Accommodation
On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that an employer violates federal anti-discrimination law where an applicant's need for a religious accommodation is a motivating factor in the employer's hiring decision.
United States
5 Jun 2015
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Supreme Court Authorizes "Barebones" Court Review Of The EEOC’s Conciliation Efforts
On April 29, 2015, the U.S Supreme Court held in Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that courts are empowered to review...
United States
1 May 2015
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Supreme Court Sets New Standard Governing Employer’s Obligation To Accommodate Pregnant Workers
On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed an employer's obligation to accommodate employees' pregnancy-related job restrictions.
United States
8 Apr 2015
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Supreme Court Rules Recess Appointments Of NLRB Members Unconstitutional
The U.S. Supreme Court held in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning that President Obama’s use of recess appointments was unconstitutional.
United States
8 Jul 2014
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Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Approach To Donning-And-Doffing Cases Under The FLSA
The U.S. Supreme Court held in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. that the Fair Labor Standards Act did not require an employer to pay workers for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.
United States
4 Mar 2014
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Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Approach To Donning-And-Doffing Cases Under
On January 27, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in "Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp." that the Fair Labor Standards Act did not require an employer to pay workers for time spent donning and doffing protective gear.
United States
3 Mar 2014
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Massachusetts Court Issues Important Ruling On Releases Of Wage Act Claims
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) this week issued an important decision addressing whether agreements containing general releases are sufficient to bar claims brought by employees under the Massachusetts Wage Act
United States
2 Jan 2013
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