Joint Employer Liability Continues to Hurt Unprepared Employers

January 29, 2019 |

Last week, we looked at joint employment within the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the staffing agency vs. the client employer’s obligation to provide accommodations.  However, the complexities surrounding joint employment extend far beyond the ADA. The DOL recently announced a settlement agreement with a Pennsylvania-based book binding company to pay $598,366 in […]

Proposed Paid Family Leave Regulations Published

January 24, 2019 |

Paid Family Leave is on its way!  In our Grand Bargain Update, we gave a summary of what we know about the new Massachusetts Paid Family Leave.  Proposed regulations were promised by March which would provide more clarity to employers regarding this new law.  Well, the newly formed Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) […]

New Year, New New York Compliance Obligations

January 22, 2019 |

Look out, Massachusetts and California!  New York is coming up quickly in the race to become the most employee-friendly state!  We’re four weeks into 2019 and I have four new employment-related laws New York employers should be aware of. We can help ensure your policies and procedures are updated to comply with these new laws.  […]

Staffing Companies Provide Temporary Employees, But Who Is The Employer?

January 17, 2019 |

Staffing companies can provide a useful service to employers, offering them staff to fill temporary vacancies.  Plus, because the staffing company pays the workers, it means the temps are employees of the staffing agency, right?  Wrong, at least for purposes of the American’s with Disabilities Act. Although staffing agencies hire the workers, pay wages, provide […]

Massachusetts’ Minimum Wage Has Increased…And Other Grand Bargain Obligations

January 15, 2019 |

In late June 2018, Massachusetts’ Governor, Charlie Baker, signed “An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave, and the Sales Tax Holiday,” more commonly known as the “Grand Bargain.”  As the Act’s long name suggests, the law raises minimum wage while eliminating mandatory Sunday and holiday pay, introduces paid family medical leave, and […]

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