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FMLA Is Not A “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card!
May 4, 2017
I know that many employers feel hamstrung by the Family and Medical Leave Act’s statutory protections for employees. They can’t do much about the significant negative effects on business operations because of an employee’s unscheduled intermittent FMLA leave, for example.
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Updated CORI Regulations Require Employer Action
May 4, 2017
As part of Massachusetts Governor Baker’s continued push for CORI reform, the Secretary of State recently issued a number of revised regulations governing the CORI background check process.
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A Battle for the Soul of the NLRB?
April 27, 2017
For several years we have watched the National Labor Relations Board take ever-more aggressive positions that (in our view) ignore the realities of the modern-day workplace and business operations (or really, common sense).
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School Bus Driver Busted for Marijuana Use
April 27, 2017
Last month, 63-year-old New Hampshire resident Ali Mahfuz made headlines across Massachusetts after he was arrested for reporting to the Chelmsford High School allegedly under the influence of marijuana.
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Legislators Renew Attempt to Provide FMLA Leave for Death of a Child
April 20, 2017
At a time when bipartisanship is hard to come by, some members of Congress have reached across the aisle to propose a “common sense” modification of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA).
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Buy American and Hire American and the H-1B Lottery
April 19, 2017
On April 18, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order.
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New York City Prohibits Inquiries Into Salary History
April 17, 2017
On Thursday May 4, New York Mayor de Blasio signed Int. No. 1253-A, the bill prohibiting NYC employers from inquiring about the salary history of an applicant or relying on an applicant’s salary history to determine the applicant’s salary, benefits, or other compensation. This legislation goes into effect on October 31, 2017.
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The NLRB Rules That It Will Assert Jurisdiction Over Nonteaching Employees of Religious Institutions And Nonprofit Religious Organizations
April 13, 2017
In its decision last week in Saint Xavier University, the NLRB established the test it will use to determine whether it will assert jurisdiction over nonteaching employees of religious institutions.
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What Does the Successful Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Mean for Employers?
April 12, 2017
On April 10, 2017, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Title VII Now Covers Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
April 5, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Supreme Court Holds Deferential Standard is Appropriate for EEOC Subpoena Reviews
April 4, 2017
n a 7-1 decision,the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that appellate courts should use a deferential abuse-of-discretion standard to review a district court’s decision on whether to enforce an EEOC subpoena.
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