Posts by: foleyfoleypc

What To Expect from Marty Walsh, Labor Secretary

January 14, 2021 |

It is no secret that President elect Biden is a friend to labor. Now, he has chosen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a former union president, to head the Department of Labor. Even with a divided Congress, the Labor Secretary has broad powers to take action. As head of the Department of Labor, Walsh has the […]

Under Pressure: The Swift Termination of DC Protesters

January 12, 2021 |

What social media giveth–the ability to loudly express views–it taketh away–those views leading to termination of employment. And so quickly now! What a difference from the hesitation of employment action after the 2017 Charlottesville white supremacy riots. Why now? Relentless social media brings external activities into the workplace. With the DC protesters, detailed reporting on […]

Biden Wants You to Fail the Independent Contractor Test

January 8, 2021 |

The Department of Labor published itsĀ final rule on a more employer friendly independent contractor test yesterday. Too little too late comes to mind because the Biden administration can (and will) rescind the rule and your state probably has a stricter standard that applies to your workplace. Biden’s pro-labor platform includes giving most workers the protections […]

Two Things to Do

January 5, 2021 |

How is that to do list going? Sigh. Below is a quick summary of the two hot topics right now: MA Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) implementation and the end–or is it?– of the FFCRA leave: MA PFML is in full swing and employers need to do a few things to prepare: Post the PFML […]

Welcome 2021–Finally!

December 31, 2020 |

At last, 2021 is here. This past year was a long one but it was not all bad. Below are some fun lists to ease you into the New Year: Good things did happen in 2020! Here is a list of some takeaways from the brave new world that this year brought, from phone charging […]

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