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NLRB Places Further Limitations On "Micro Units"
On September 9, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") clarified its standard for reviewing the appropriateness of small bargaining units within larger workforces, sometimes referred
United States
24 Sep 2019
NLRB Adopts "Contract Coverage" Standard
New Ruling Makes It Easier for Employers to Introduce Workplace Changes During Term of Collective Bargaining Agreement
United States
19 Sep 2019
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
United States
10 Sep 2019
NLRB Rules Misclassification Of Employees As Independent Contractors Does Not Violate NLRA
Last week, in Velox Express, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) answered what had been a long-standing open question
United States
9 Sep 2019
UPDATE: Employers Must Provide 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To EEOC By September 30, 2019
As mentioned in our most recent alert on the recently revived EEOC pay data rule (available here), the EEOC has been considering whether, in addition to collecting pay data for 2018 ...
United States
27 May 2019
Supreme Court Delivers Major Blow To Public Sector Unions
On June 27, 2018, in a 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the United States Supreme Court overruled longstanding precedent and held that public employees who are not members of a union elected...
United States
9 Jul 2018
Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers
On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision addressing whether employers can include class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements...
United States
24 May 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.
United States
6 Apr 2018
NLRB Issues A Flurry Of Decisions Overturning Employee-Friendly Board Law
On December 14 and 15, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued several decisions rejecting employee-friendly rules previously adopted by the Board.
United States
27 Dec 2017
U.S. Department Of Labor Signals Coming Changes
On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) made two announcements that signal a change of direction for the new Administration.
United States
11 Jul 2017
MA Superior Court Adopts "Relief From Duties" Test To Determine If Meal Breaks Are Compensable
In a recent decision, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge clarified the standard for determining whether employers must pay employees for time spent on meal breaks under Massachusetts law.
United States
1 Feb 2017
Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rule
On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction preventing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...
United States
28 Nov 2016
REMINDER: New Overtime Rule Goes Into Effect on December 1, 2016
On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule will take effect. Most significantly, effective December 1, 2016...
United States
9 Nov 2016
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
Federal Court Halts The Enforcement Of The Department Of Labor's "Persuader Rule"
On June 27, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the U.S. Department of Labor's new "persuader rule"...
United States
6 Jul 2016
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
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
U.S. Department Of Labor Releases Final Rule Revising "White Collar"
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued its final rule revising the so-called "white collar" exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
United States
26 May 2016
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
Noncompete 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
17 Mar 2016
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