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Ask the Hotline | Attorney General Reviews Sick-Time Practices

May 21, 2019

It seems for the time being that the attorney general is focused on ensuring that employers have an earned sick-time policy in place and are complying with it. Read more...

State Fines Companies for Asking About Criminal Histories

May 21, 2019

Most employers removed the question years ago, but Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced $5,000 fines earlier this month for two companies that still had criminal-history questions on their initial employment applications. Read more...

Hot Town, Summer in the City

May 21, 2019

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time for employers and employees to think about managing heat on the job. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Feds Rule on 'Gig' Workers

May 8, 2019

The DOL issued an opinion letter at the end of April addressing the question of whether someone is an Independent Contractor (IC) or an employee subject to the overtime and minimum-wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read more...

Is it Sexual Harassment?

May 8, 2019

A recent decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) highlights a question with which many employers struggle in dealing with claims of sexual harassment - Is all inappropriate sexual behavior illegal sexual harassment? Read more...

Affirmative Action Plans Provide Blueprint for Diversity

May 8, 2019

If you are a government contractor, required to develop and implement an affirmative action plan (AAP), you already have a tremendous start on a diversity strategy. Read more...

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