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Food and Beverage Law Update: August 2017

Wage and Hour - Tenth Circuit Aligns with Cumbie on Tip Credits - In Marlow v. New Food Guy, Inc., No. 16-1134, 861 F. 3d 1157 (10th Cir. June 30, 2017), the court affirmed the district court's ruling, consistent with...more

Massachusetts Employers Must Provide Reasonable Accommodations to Workers Who Are Pregnant or Nursing

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the Act) on July 27, 2017. The Act amends the Massachusetts anti-discrimination statute, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter...more

Medical Marijuana Use May Be Reasonable Accommodation Under Massachusetts Law

In a much-anticipated decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on July 17, 2017, that an employee's use of medical marijuana to treat a qualified disability may be a reasonable accommodation under the...more

Office for Civil Rights Issues New Instructions on Transgender Student Complaints

Changing course on complaints involving transgender students, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued new field instructions to its regional staff excluding discrimination claims based...more

What Employers Need to Know About the New Form I-9

Employers and employees are now required to complete the revised Form I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification – released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Nov. 14, 2016. Use of the revised Form I-9...more

Massachusetts Enacts Groundbreaking Pay Equity Law

Massachusetts enacted the most expansive pay equity law in the country on Aug. 1, 2016. The law, which the Massachusetts legislature passed unanimously, amends and expands the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), defining...more

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