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Massachusetts Attorney General Creates a "Safe Harbor" From the Requirements of the Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued a supplemental regulation to the state's new sick leave law that aims to provide a "safe harbor" to Massachusetts employers that had qualifying paid time off ("PTO") policies...more

Proposed Regulations Shed Light on Unanswered Massachusetts Sick Leave Questions

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that requires all private-sector employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year....more

What to Expect When Your Male Employee Is Expecting: Massachusetts Replaces Maternity Leave Act with Parental Leave Act

February 6, 2015 Authors: Adam Forman and Shannon Berube Effective April 7, 2015, the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act will be replaced by the Parental Leave Act ("PLA"). The new law expands the scope of the Maternity Leave...more

Massachusetts Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave Law

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question that requires all private sector employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year. Under the new law, which goes into...more

11/10/2014  /  Employee Rights , Paid Leave , Sick Leave

Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements in Massachusetts

A flurry of new decisions from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) and the U.S. Supreme Court have approved the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements. These decisions affirm that employers in...more

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