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Lessons from the Cat Filter Video

Oh boy is this a great video! After months of video meetings and calls, one moment captures our compete reliance on technology–and our frustration. When the lawyer with the cat filter tells the judge, “I’m not a cat!” I felt … Read More

Make No Mistake: This DOL Will Not Allow Mistakes

In 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) initiated a program that allowed employers to self-report federal wage and hour violations and pay employees without the usual litigation, penalties and damages.  The Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) was a way to … Read More

FFCRA Getting a Lifeline

President Biden has a lot on his plate but nothing more pressing than handling the pandemic. When the original CARES Act was passed 8 months ago, few people could understand the enormous impact the coronavirus would have.  The staggering death … Read More

Under Pressure: The Swift Termination of DC Protesters

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 … Read More

Two Things to Do

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 … Read More

Welcome 2021–Finally!

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 … Read More

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