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An Employer’s Guide to the World Cup
November 21, 2022
The 2022 World Cup is finally underway in Qatar. We thought we might offer employers some guidance on World Cup issues in the workplace.
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A Divided Congress: Implications for Employers
November 17, 2022
With Democrats taking the Senate and Republicans the House, what should employers expect through January 2025?
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Midterm Elections and Voting Leave Laws
October 27, 2022
With the 2022 midterm elections fast approaching, employers need to make sure they comply with applicable laws concerning permitting employees time off to vote in elections.
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Massachusetts: Department Issues Important PFML Updates
October 12, 2022
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) has been busy over the last several weeks and has issued some updates that are important for employers to know about.
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A Rundown Of New Employment Laws In California
October 5, 2022
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed several employment-related bills into law prior to the end of California legislative session on September 30, 2022.
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Moonlighting: The Indian Legal Perspective
September 26, 2022
Moonlighting has emerged as a frequent challenge for work-from-home employers in India in light of the nationwide lockdown, following an urgent need to ensure workplace safety.
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Musings on a California Wage (Reimbursement) Suit
August 16, 2022
California Labor Code Section 2802 makes employers liable for expenses “in direct consequence of the discharge of his or her duties…” Covered reimbursement-required expenses can include travel, personal phone use, and furnishing a home office (if it’s required).
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Employee Benefit Plans in a Post-Roe World: Avoiding Criminal Liability and Other Considerations
June 30, 2022
Employers with a wider regional or national footprint may find themselves faced with questions from employees regarding access to abortion services. In the following, we discuss several options for employee benefit plans and the risks associated with each plan of action.
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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide May 2022
May 25, 2022
A dominant theme in this edition of OYR is the war in Ukraine. We hear from our Ukrainian colleagues how labour law has been deregulated during the period of martial law. Further across Europe, we see how the war has had an impact on employment law.
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What is Web Scraping and Why Should Employers Be Concerned?
May 17, 2022
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in LinkedIn v. hiQ Labs, Inc. that “web scraping” is likely not illegal and allowed web scraping company hiQ Labs, Inc. to “web scrape” LinkedIn’s website.
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Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules That Paying Employee Even One Day Late Can Lead to Triple (Treble) Damages
April 19, 2022
In Reuter v. City of Methuen, No. SJC-13121 (Mass. April 4, 2022), a recent decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the Court ruled that paying employees late is the equivalent to not paying at all, thereby entitling them to triple damages if they are not paid on time.
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An (Updated) Employer’s Guide to March Madness
March 18, 2022
With the play-in games underway, March Madness has officially descended upon employers everywhere. An estimated 40 million Americans will fill out tournament brackets.
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Nov 30

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Nov 30

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Nov 28

Harvard Fumbled the Bag* – A Lesson for Employers! https://t.co/BdFyrqpcCd