My Articles About Employment Law

In addition to the articles that you can read on my Employee Handbook and Policy blog, you may click below to read articles I have written which provide information about the following employment related topics:

NEW CORI REGULATIONS ISSUED, CHANGING EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS FOR OBTAINING CRIMINAL RECORD INFORMATION
THE MASSACHUSETTS PAY EQUITY LAW: WHAT SHOULD EMPLOYERS DO TO COMPLY, CONDUCT PAY INEQUITY SELF-AUDITS, AND PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM LIABILITY? (August 17, 2016)
TO MAXIMIZE PROTECTION OF THEIR TRADE SECRETS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, EMPLOYERS MAY NEED TO ADD WHISTLEBLOWER IMMUNITY LANGUAGE TO THEIR CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS WITH EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS (August 16, 2016)
VETERANS NOW A PROTECTED GROUP UNDER MASSACHUSETTS ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW; AND EMPLOYERS OF 50 OR MORE EMPLOYEES MUST NOW PROVIDE PAID LEAVE TO VETERANS ON VETERANS DAY, IF REQUESTED (August 16, 2016)
ADA GUIDANCE ISSUED BY EEOC, EXPLAINING EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS TO PROVIDE LEAVE TO DISABLED EMPLOYEES AS A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION (May 21, 2016)
FMLA UPDATE: 75 PAGE “EMPLOYERS’ GUIDE TO THE FMLA” ISSUED, AS WELL AS REVISED FMLA POSTER (May 17, 2016)
FINAL “MASSACHUSETTS SICK LEAVE” LAW REGULATIONS ISSUED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL, PROVIDING SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AND CLARIFICATIONS TO THE LAW (July 1, 2015)
MASSACHUSETTS MATERNITY LEAVE LAW AMENDED: EMPLOYERS OF SIX OR MORE EMPLOYEES MUST NOW PROVIDE 8 WEEKS OF PARENTAL LEAVE TO MEN AS WELL AS WOMEN; CERTAIN ELIGIBILITY AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS ALSO CHANGED (January 14, 2015)
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE: MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYERS OF 50 OR MORE EMPLOYEES MUST GRANT UP TO 15 DAYS PER YEAR, AS WELL AS PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES OF THEIR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE RIGHTS (August 31, 2014)
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT UPDATE: BY OCTOBER 1, 2013, MOST EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE CURRENT EMPLOYEES, AND NEW HIRES, HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE NOTICES
FAQs ABOUT THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA): A BASIC SUMMARY OF THE FMLA, NOW THAT THE LAW HAS BEEN EXPANDED AND A NEW SET OF FMLA REGULATIONS PROMULGATED (March 2013)
REVISED I-9 FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THE USCIS THAT EMPLOYERS MUST BEGIN USING BY MAY 7, 2013 (March 2013)
GENDER IDENTITY NOW A PROTECTED CATEGORY IN MASSACHUSETTS - (November 30, 2011)
GENETIC INFORMATION" DISCRIMINATION REGULATIONS IMPOSE NEW COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS ON EMPLOYERS - (December 2010)







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