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Ask the Hotline | Fired Employee Wants Unused Sick Time

February 11, 2018

According to a recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) accrued but unused earned sick time is not wages. Read more...

Maine Protects Workers Who Use Marijuana

February 11, 2018

Maine on February 1 became the first state in the U.S. to protect workers from adverse employment action based on their use of marijuana and marijuana products Read more...

February Means It's Time to Post OSHA 300A

February 11, 2018

Every employer subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) should post the OSHA Form 300A, as of the start of this month. Read more...

Government Shutdowns Raise Compliance Challenges

January 30, 2018

With one federal government shutdown already over with and another looming in February, employers who rely on the federal government for money or services should brace for possible delays. Read more...

Companies Must Circulate Sexual-Harassment Policies

January 29, 2018

The key law on the topic is aspects of the Massachusetts sexual-harassment law, which turns 22 this year. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | The Six-Hour Meal Break Question

January 29, 2018

By stating “for more than six hours,” the statute makes it clear that the employee must be required to work more than six hours to trigger the meal-break requirement. Read more...