“Ban the Box” is a Mandate, Not a Suggestion

June 7, 2018 |

Yesterday, Massachusetts Attorney General (“AG”) Maura Healey issued a press release that detailed an AG investigation into employer compliance with Massachusetts’ “ban the box” law.  This investigation, which appears to have been conducted independent of a specific complaint by an applicant or employee, revealed that many employers in the Boston and Cambridge area had paper […]

How Not to Respond to a Request for FMLA

June 6, 2018 |

Any employer who has had to deal with the painful combination of a difficult employee and FMLA can relate to the feeling of frustration that inevitably accompanies such a pairing.  However, a recent case illustrates the importance of keeping those feelings in check. Imagine this scenario: The employee provides his employer notice of his yearly […]

#MeToo Legislative Rundown

May 31, 2018 |

2017 was the year of #MeToo.  If history is any indicator of things to come, 2018 will be the year of #MeToo legislation.  Last week, I blogged about new laws already passed in New York State and New York City.  Below is an overview of legislative proposals we have seen in other parts of the […]

WWYLD 5/30/18 – Proceed with Caution When Deducting from Pay

May 30, 2018 |

At least once a week, I receive a question from a client asking whether a deduction can lawfully be made from an employee’s paycheck.  Especially for employers who operate in multiple states, navigating the federal and state wage and hour laws that govern deductions can be challenging and can limit an employer’s ability to consistently […]

Get Ready for Mandated Sexual Harassment Training and Policies in New York

May 24, 2018 |

In what is likely to be the first in a flood of sexual harassment legislation released this year, New York State and City have enacted laws aimed at addressing workplace sex harassment.  The effective dates of the laws range from immediate to April 2019. At the state level, Governor Cuomo signed the following into law […]

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