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Should Workers Compensation Cover Medical Marijuana?

February 10, 2020

Should workers compensation insurance be required to cover medical marijuana used by an injured worker? Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Government Issues New I-9 Form

February 10, 2020

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) released a new employment eligibility verification form (form I-9) at the end of January. Read more...

Valentine's Day Highlights Risks of Office Romances

February 10, 2020

While office romances may develop at any point throughout the year, Valentine’s Day seems to put an exclamation point on the issue. Read more...

Labor Department Narrows Definition of Joint Employer

January 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a final ruling that narrows the definition of a “joint employer” under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overturning the Obama administration’s broader view of the arrangements. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Do Call-Center Employees Qualify for Sunday Pay?

January 28, 2020

One of the novel questions posed by this case is whether employees at a call center are subject to the Sunday premium-pay law traditionally associated with employees working in a retail store at a mall or in a downtown. Read more...

Two Court Cases Set Boundaries of Wage-and-Hour Laws

January 28, 2020

Two recent court cases establish that there are clear limits to when the Massachusetts wage-and- hour law should apply in response to employees claims of nonpayment of wages. Read more...

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