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Reasonable Accommodation and Pregnant Workers

July 25, 2017

The Massachusetts Legislature last week unanimously passed and sent to Governor Baker legislation requiring all Massachusetts employers with six or more employees to make a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s pregnancy Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Updating OSHA Forms

July 24, 2017

Fortunately, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has clear rules about how to handle updating and correcting previously completed OSHA reports. Read more...

Government Again Updates I-9 Form

July 24, 2017

Don’t get too comfortable with the updated I-9 form released in January by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) - there is now a new one. Read more...

Key Lawmaker Leaves for New Role

July 14, 2017

The blockbuster announcement that House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey plans to resign shook up the legislative leadership ranks on Beacon Hill, Read more...

OSHA Postpones Deadline for Electronic Submissions

July 12, 2017

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that it will delay from July 1 to December 1 the compliance date for electronic submission of the OSHA 300A form, the annual summary of workplace injuries and illnesses. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Tip Pools

July 12, 2017

There are three classes of employees who may share tips or receive the proceeds of a service charge Read more...

Administration Goes Back to Square One on Overtime Regs

July 11, 2017

The Trump Administration has abandoned its defense of the Obama Administration’s 2016 changes to overtime rules. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Military Leave

June 27, 2017

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) outlines rights to re-employment and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components. Read more...

Existing Equal-Pay Laws Do Not Satisfy Wage Equity

June 27, 2017

However, there are three key differences between compliance with the pay equity law and compliance with existing equal- pay laws. Read more...

Congress Overturns Blacklist Rule

March 14, 2017

Congress has voted to overturn an Obama administration rule requiring federal contractors to report employment law violations to agencies that award contracts. Read more...