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Ask the Hotline | English-Only Policies

August 19, 2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is closely watching for potential discriminatory effects of English-only policies. Read more...

Prepare Now to Avoid Health Assessments in 2015

August 19, 2014

Earlier this year, the federal government announced a delay until 2016 of employer shared responsibility penalties for employers with 50 -99 full –time plus full-time equivalent employees. However, health plan renewal decisions made by these employers may negate the delay and subject them to assessments in 2015. Read more...

Don't Take FMLA Notifcations Lightly

August 19, 2014

The “mailbox rule,” a term that dates from 1884, presumes that the person to whom a letter is sent receives that letter. But a recent court case illustrates that employers may not rely on the mailbox presumption when it comes to notifications under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Read more...

Questions, Answers on Domestic Abuse Law

August 29, 2014

Governor Deval Patrick signed an “Act Relative to Domestic Violence” on August 8. The measure requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 15 days of leave, regardless of tenure, in any 12-month period to victims of abusive behavior and their family members. Read more...

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