Category Archives: Wages

Paying Employees to Eat?

Recent Superior Court Case Gives Important Reminder A recent decision from the Superior Court reminds us that the rules that apply to payment of compensation for meal breaks are the more employee-friendly Massachusetts rules rather than the less strict federal … Continue reading

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Breaking News: DOL’s Final Rule Increasing Salary Threshold for White Collar Exempt Employees Enjoined and Will Not Take Effect on December 1

Just as commentators, political pundits and Vegas odds makers were surprised by the recent Presidential election results, the legal world was surprised late yesterday by Federal Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant’s decision blocking the Department of Labor’s Final Rule related … Continue reading

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Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule Scheduled to Take Effect on December 1, 2016 Remains Subject to Challenge in Federal Court

As employers throughout the nation prepare for the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule to take effect on December 1st, a legal challenge by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, as well as 21 states, continues to wind … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Employers Required to Provide Paid Leave on Veterans Day

In July 2016, Chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws was amended to require Massachusetts employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid leave on Veterans Day for any veteran desiring to participate in a Veterans Day exercise, parade, … Continue reading

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Employers Must Act Fast and Update Their Federal Posters

At the end of July 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that employers must post updated versions of the Federal Minimum Wage Poster and the Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster (“EPPA Poster”) by August 1, 2016. Every … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Enacts Robust Pay Equity Act

On August 1, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law the Act to Establish Pay Equity (the “Pay Equity Act”), which will go into effect on July 1, 2018 for all Massachusetts employers.  The Pay Equity Act, which amends and … Continue reading

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