Tesla Just Implemented a Strict Attendance Policy, Should You?

July 17, 2018 |

Elon Musk has been in the news quite a bit lately.  While I’m not in any position to weigh in on his controversial mini-submarine, I am going to do just that on the controversial attendance policy Tesla just rolled out.  Extra shout out to Wisconsin employers:  a recent court opinion just gave Wisconsin employers an […]

Reducing the Threat of Workplace Violence

July 11, 2018 |

Unfortunately, this post was prompted by yet another workplace shooting.  On June 28, 2018, a man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades stormed into the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Maryland, killing five newspaper employees.  This time, the suspected shooter was not a current or former employee, but an outside individual with, according the […]

Did You Electronically Submit Your OSHA Forms?

July 5, 2018 |

Under the current recordkeeping rule, the deadline for electronic submission of information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301 by covered establishments was July 1, 2018. However, OSHA has announced its intent to issue a proposal to amend its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 […]

Equal Pay & Independence Day

July 3, 2018 |

What’s that title all about, you ask?  First, it’s a snappy rhyme.  Second, July is a perfect time to remind all employers, not just Massachusetts employers, about some of the lesser-discussed aspects of equal pay. We’ve talked a lot on this blog about Massachusetts’ Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), and for good reason.  The July 1st […]

When Concern for Safety Becomes Discrimination

June 27, 2018 |

This week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it is suing a Washington-based employer for terminating an employee who has epilepsy.  The EEOC alleges that the company discriminated against the employee on the basis of her disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). According to the EEOC’s press release, […]

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