Employment Updates:MA Maternity Leave Act; MA Wage Act

MBBP has released a new Employment Law Advisor (ELA) which covers the topic of employer obligations under the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA) and highlights some of the risks and confusion it creates. Though much shorter, simpler and limited in scope than its federal counterpart, the Family and Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”), the MMLA has a few nuances of its own and creates some traps for the unwary. Please visit our resources page for this Employment Law Advisor.

MBBP has also released a new Employment Law Alert which discusses a recent decision, Dow v. Casale (No. 10-1343-BLS1), which held that the Massachusetts Wage Act applies to an employee who lives and works outside of Massachusetts, so long as the out-of-state employee has “sufficient contacts” with Massachusetts. Click here to read the full alert.

For more information on the MMLA or the Massachusetts Wage Act, please contact our employment attorneys Bob Shea or Chris Perry.

If you would like to be added to our ELA mailing list, please contact Jaclyn Jefgood.

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