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MA PFML: The Most Common Question, Answered

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave has been kicking around for what seems like forever. But the actual leave taking began 1/1/21 for most leaves, with all benefits available 7/1/21. The most common PFML question is from employers with pregnant … Read More

NYC Says Oui to Just Cause: Who’s Next?

Beginning July 5, 2021, New York City’s 70,000 fast food workers will have legal protections against unjust firings. Earlier this year,  the City Council passed a package of bills prohibiting fast food employers from terminating employees or cutting workers’ hours without “just cause.” The … Read More

New Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Sick Pay

With the rescission of the mask mandate and industry guidelines, you may have thought you were in the clear with new COVID-19 compliance headaches. The Governor had other plans! As of last Friday, all Massachusetts employers now need to provide … Read More

New EEOC Guidance Unpacked in Four Steps

Just before Memorial Day weekend, the EEOC dropped its updated guidance (part K) on vaccinations. While they punted on addressing that surprise CDC mask guidance from a few weeks ago, the EEOC did clarify some important points for employers: Incentives … Read More

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month, but in reality, we all know that the lockdown was months of mental health awareness. The world turned upside down and the impact is not over. More than four in ten Americans (41%) say … Read More

The New Normal and Your Business: Let’s Go

Birds are chirping, the sun is shining and Governors are lifting Executive Orders! Let’s to go back to pre-pandemic times, right? Not so fast. Many of the safety protocols will remain in place indefinitely. And while the vaccine is a … Read More

It’s Not Magic, It’s Job Descriptions

It is not really magic, but a well-written, accurate job description is an employer’s friend. (Not a pick you up at the airport friend– but still a friend.) The EEOC concurs. Now a recent court case reminds us why and … Read More

No Mask? No Shot? What to do now.

Last week was a head spinner for everyone, especially employers. The CDC announced fully vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask. Two pieces of data spurred the change: fully vaccinated people do not transmit COVID-19 and are also … Read More

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