Employment Law Alert: Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rule From Taking Effect On December 1

MBBP's Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert regarding a preliminary order by a federal judge in Texas that temporarily blocks the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing changes to the salary basis for white collar overtime exemptions. Learn more on our Employment Law Blog.

Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Imposes New Restrictions

MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert regarding the recent wage equality act signed in Massachusetts. On August 1st, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed, "An Act to Establish Pay Equity (the Act)" which requires men and women to receive equal pay for comparable work and forbids employers from asking prospective employees about salary history. Learn more on …

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2016 Rings in Changes for Employers

With 2016 upon us there are a few important changes to keep in mind, as well as recommendations to get your employment law practices in order. Below is a short list to be aware of. Minimum Wage Goes Up Earned Sick Leave Safe Harbor Ends Sexual Harassment Law Compliance Data Protection Compliance For all the …

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Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update

Recently, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a transition policy under which employers who offer sufficient sick leave or paid time off to workers now have a six-month transition period in which to bring their policies into compliance with the new Massachusetts paid sick leave law. In order to qualify for this safe harbor, an employer’s policy …

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NLRB Says It’s Unlawful for Employers to Prohibit Defamatory or Inappropriate Comments by Employees

On March 18th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released some valuable guidance on language employers should and should not consider including in their employee handbooks. Given the broad reach of the recent handbook rulings, and the many policies to which these decisions may apply, all employers should review their handbooks and relevant policies for compliance with …

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Employment Law Alert: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Integrity Staffing v. Busk

The question of when an employee’s compensable work for the day begins and ends is one which can be more complicated than it seems at first glance. Does an employee who checks email before driving to work have to be compensated for that time? Will an employer have to pay an employee for the time it takes to park in a remote lot …

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MA Employees Entitled to Paid Sick Time Beginning July 2015

On November 4th, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure which will entitle employees to paid sick leave. As a result, a new law will go into effect July 1, 2015  and is considered one of the nation's most generous sick leave laws. Under the new requirement, employers of eleven employees or more must provide paid sick leave. The …

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NLRB Abandons Notice Posting Requirement

January 2, 2014 was the deadline for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the appellate court decisions. The NLRB chose not to file a petition, thus effectively abandoning the notice posting requirement. (Note that this does not impact the requirement under Executive Order 13496 that non-exempt …

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