Recent News and Alerts

  • Dec 22, 2016

    Do Employees Get Paid for Snow Days?

    It is officially winter here in Massachusetts, and with the cold of the coming months also comes the prospect of businesses being closed for snow days. As a result, employees and employers alike might be asking, do workers get paid for snow days?

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  • Nov 28, 2016

    Labor and Employment Advisory: Texas Judge Blocks DOL’s New Overtime Regulations

    On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide hold on implementation of the Department of Labor’s new regulations that would have expanded overtime laws to over 4 million workers in the United States.
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  • Jun 16, 2016

    June 2016 Labor and Employment Advisory: Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Constructive Discharge

    The U.S. Supreme Court held that the clock starts on a "constructive discharge" claim when the employee provides notice of their intent to quit, not when the discriminatory action occurs.

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court also rules in Verdrager v. Mintz Levin that self-help discovery is protected activity for retaliation purposes.

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  • May 27, 2016

    Labor and Employment Advisory: DOL Issues New Overtime Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Labor issued new overtime regulations, expanding overtime protections for 4.2 million workers nationwide and 84,000 workers in Massachusetts.
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