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Ask the Hotline | When Maximum Leave Runs into ADA

May 21, 2018

While many employers have time-specific policies about letting an employee go following an FMLA authorized leave, those policies do not address the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its requirement for employers to make a reasonable accommodation in certain circumstances. Read more...

Administration May Resurrect White-Collar Rules

May 21, 2018

The Trump Administration is considering another version of the controversial “white-collar” overtime regulations. Read more...

California Court Weighs in on Independent Contractors

May 21, 2018

Massachusetts employers that operate in California should be aware of a recent California Supreme Court decision regarding what may happen when an employer misclassifies workers as Independent Contractors (IC). Read more...

HSA Contribution Limits Rise Slightly

May 21, 2018

Participants in health savings accounts (HSAs) will see a small bump in contribution limits for the calendar year beginning in 2019, according to the US Internal Revenue Service. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Vacation Rules

May 4, 2018

Massachusetts employers are generally free to establish and enforce any vacation policy they choose. Companies may set eligibility criteria (years of service, full-time/part-time, other) to qualify for vacation time. Read more...

Hot Town, Summer in the City

May 4, 2018

Although Massachusetts has guidelines on what it means to be too cold in the workplace, it has no guidelines about what is too hot. Read more...

Big Three Summer Holidays Loom for Employers

May 4, 2018

The big three summer holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Independence Day) are just around the corner. Read more...