The EEOC reaches out to young workers about religious discrimination.

July 27, 2016 |

Religious discrimination remains an issue in the American workplace. In fiscal year 2015, EEOC received 3,502 charges alleging discrimination on the basis of religion, with the top issues alleged being discharge, harassment, terms and conditions of employment, and reasonable accommodation. The EEOC has issued a one page fact sheet “designed to help young workers better […]

Addiction in the Workplace

July 11, 2016 |

Earlier this year Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a comprehensive law intended to combat the state’s opioid addiction epidemic.  In recent years, opiate abuse has claimed thousands of lives in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, addiction is not limited to opiate abuse, and many employers know first hand the unique challenges addiction and drug and alcohol abuse and addiction pose […]

Get Ready California

July 8, 2016 |

Get Ready California: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Diego Passed Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances In a move that will leave many employers scrambling for timely compliance, the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Diego recently approved minimum wage and sick leave ordinances that will apply to all employees who […]

More Overtime News

July 5, 2016 |

Nothing says freedom like an increase in civil penalties.  In preparation for Independence Day, the DOL announced increases to civil penalties for violations of a number of federal law including OSHA and the FLSA.  Specifically, the DOL will be increasing civil penalties for willful violations of the FLSA minimum wage and overtime provisions. Those penalties will increase […]

Let Freedom Ring–Happy July 4th

July 1, 2016 |

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country! ~Daniel Webster We have exciting news at Foley & Foley, PC –Attorney Mikaela McDermott will join our team July 12, 2016. She brings years of experience in public and private sector employment and labor law. […]

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