Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently took action to enforce Massachusetts’ “ban the box” law for the first (publicly known) time since the law’s enactment in 2010. The AG’s actions and related statements send a clear message to Massachusetts employers … Continue reading
If you have not taken steps to comply with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), you are already in violation of the statutory mandate related to required postings. Specifically, all employers with six or more employees were required to provide a notice … Continue reading
Massachusetts voters may soon get another chance to significantly impact employment relationships in Massachusetts through the ballot box, just as they did in 2015 with their approval of the Earned Sick Time law. This past week, the Attorney General of … Continue reading
Recent Appeals Court Case Highlights An Employer’s Potential Liability For An Employee Outrageously Overstepping the Bounds On a dark and stormy night, your employee abuses her access to your electronic data systems and snoops in an insurance database to dig … Continue reading
On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question legalizing marijuana for recreational and commercial use. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (the “Act”) provides that – as of December 15, 2016 – persons at least 21 years … Continue reading
Despite Legislative Inaction, it May Be Time to Test the Fitness of Your Non-Competes When the clock struck midnight on August 1st, it brought the Massachusetts legislative session to a close. It also brought to a close the latest efforts … Continue reading
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Massachusetts plaintiffs will now have an easier time staving off an employer’s motion for summary judgment and reaching trial, even if they cannot ultimately prove that the employer’s real reason for its action was unlawful discrimination. Continue reading