It’s The Holiday Season and Time for a History Lesson

December 22, 2016 |

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a state steeped in history, and the laws are no exception. Some might call the patchwork of rules known as the Blue Laws archaic. After all, the Blue Laws date back to the 17th century – to the founding of New England. The founders wanted to prevent unwholesome activity on […]

NOT EVERY NEW RULE SLATED FOR DECEMBER 1, 2016 WAS HALTED: THE NEW OSHA ANTI-RETALIATION RULES ARE EFFECTIVE TODAY

December 1, 2016 |

THE BACKGROUND Back in May, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit data from their work-related injury records to OSHA. This new rule, which takes effect January 1, 2017 also included anti-retaliation provisions intended to prevent employers from discouraging employees from reporting workplace injuries and […]

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