Rachel Reingold Mandel

Rachel Reingold Mandel

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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A Closer Look at Massachusetts’s Pay Equity Law

We recently reported on the sweeping pay equity legislation that garnered much attention throughout the most recent legislative session in Massachusetts. After much anticipation, this week Governor Charlie Baker signed the...more

8/5/2016 - Employer Mandates Governor Baker Pay Equity Laws Self-Evaluations

Massachusetts Sick Leave Law—Full Compliance Deadline Looming

Readers are probably aware that last year, Massachusetts voters approved a new sick leave law that went into effect on July 1, 2015. Many employers with preexisting leave policies, however, took advantage of the so-called...more

12/21/2015 - Deadlines Employer Liability Issues Paid Leave Posting Requirements Safe Harbors Sick Leave

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Final Earned Sick Leave Regulations With Substantial Revisions

As many of you are aware, the July 1, 2015 effective date of the Massachusetts earned sick leave law is looming. In summary, the new law provides that employers of 11 or more employees must provide their Massachusetts...more

6/25/2015 - Earned Sick Time Employee Rights Final Rules Human Resources Professionals Wage and Hour

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Issues Two Significant Opinions for Employers

In April 2015, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued two important decisions providing guidance for employers on the scope of Massachusetts’s wage and hour laws. In one decision, the Court held that employers may...more

5/29/2015 - Drivers Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors MA Supreme Court Tipped Employees Wage and Hour

Fired Employee Who Accused Coworkers of Sleeping with Boyfriend Lacks Triable Bias Claim

A retail employer did not violate federal civil rights laws or the Massachusetts state anti-discrimination law when it fired an employee because she made harassing, disparaging, and inappropriate accusations against her...more

3/21/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Discrimination Harassment Termination

Connecticut Governor Vetoes Bill Regulating Non-Compete Agreements

On July 12, 2013, Governor Dannel Malloy vetoed legislation that would have limited the use of non-compete agreements in Connecticut (which we covered in a recent issue of the Connecticut eAuthority)....more

7/16/2013 - Dannel Malloy Legislative Vetoes Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Updates Regarding Non-Compete Agreements In Connecticut

A new Connecticut law places some restrictions on the use of non-compete agreements in the context of employer mergers and acquisitions....more

7/2/2013 - New Legislation Non-Compete Agreements Waivers Written Agreements

Connecticut’s Minimum Wage Increase

Connecticut recently implemented an increase in its minimum wage in a two-step process that will go into effect between 2014 and 2015. ...more

7/2/2013 - Minimum Wage New Legislation Wages

Significant Changes To Connecticut’s Personnel File Law

On June 21, 2013, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a measure that makes major changes to Connecticut’s Personnel Files Act....more

7/2/2013 - Inspections New Legislation Personnel Records

Massachusetts Criminal Record Regulations Finalized

The Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) recently issued final regulations to accompany the Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) law. The law, which was passed in...more

7/2/2012 - CORI Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing

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