Employers Will Be Prohibited from Asking About Salary History Under New Massachusetts Pay Equity Law
Seeking to close the gender wage gap, Massachusetts is among the first states to pass a law that prohibits employers from asking for salary history before making an offer of… Continue reading.
OSHA Imposes $98,000 Fine On Home Health Care Company For Failing to Protect Nurses From Workplace Assaults
On July 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a citation and imposed a fine of $98,000.00 on national home health care provider Epic… Continue reading.
Though Massachusetts law has long required that employers provide protected leave to military veterans for the purpose of participating in Veterans Day or Memorial Day services, exercises, or parades, employers have… Continue reading.
On July 14, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Housing, Operations, Military Service, and Enrichment. Referred to more commonly as “The HOME Act,” the new law adds… Continue reading.
In April, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its eagerly-awaited decision in EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., No. 12-2484 (6th Cir. 2015), holding that the Americans with… Continue reading.
Mindful of Confidentiality Practices? Companies Must Be When Seeking to Enforce Confidentiality Agreements
In nClosures, Inc. v. Block & Co., 770 F.3d 598 (7th Cir. 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that a party to a confidentiality… Continue reading.
In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., Docket No. 14-1268 (1st Cir. 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment… Continue reading.
The U.S. District Court recently affirmed the well-recognized principle that Title VII and c. 151B “do not reach” independent contractors. In Santangelo v. New York Life Insurance Co., 2014 WL… Continue reading.
On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed an “Act Relative to Domestic Violence” into law. See G.L. c. 149, § 52E (2014). The law provides employees, who are victims… Continue reading.
Many Massachusetts employers, and specifically human resources officers, use employment applicants’ Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) when evaluating possible employment. In fact, millions of CORI requests are handled each year;… Continue reading.