Category Archives: Legislation

2016 or 1984?

by Stefanie M. Renaud Imagine a piece of technology, so small it could be mistaken for a credit card, that tracks every movement an employee makes, analyzes every conversation that employee has, and could tell an employer when that employee was … Continue reading

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Registration Still Open for Skoler Abbott’s Labor and Employment Law Symposium

The DOL’s new overtime regulations go into effect December 1, 2016.  To help employers prepare for these significant changes, the attorneys at Skoler, Abbott & Presser are holding a symposium to address strategies and best practices for handling the new … Continue reading

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MCAD and Attorney General Issue Guidance for Implementation of New Law Prohibiting Transgender Discrimination

by Stefanie M. Renaud On July 8, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker signed Senate Bill 2407 “an Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination,” which bars discrimination against transgender persons in places of public accommodation.  Under the law, no person can be … Continue reading

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New Poster Requirements for Employers

by Susan G. Fentin Employers should be posting two new posters based on regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor in early August.  And, as long as you’re at it, you may want to consider replacing another.  See below … Continue reading

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Massachusetts HOME Act Mandates Handbook Revisions

by Susan G. Fentin At the end of the most recent legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed An Act Relative to Housing Operations, Military Service and Enrichment.  The purpose of the Act was to give greater access to housing for … Continue reading

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Limiting Exposure Under the New DOL Overtime Rule

by John S. Gannon A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at a fantastic Lunch & Learn event hosted by the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce.  Along with Jenny MacKay from The Gaudreau Group, we discussed compensation and … Continue reading

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Governor Baker Signs Pay Equity Bill Into Law

by John S. Gannon and Stefanie M. Renaud Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law aimed at strengthening pay equity for women in the Commonwealth. The new law amends the state’s Equal Pay Act by imposing rigorous … Continue reading

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Connecticut Becomes Most Recent State to “Ban the Box”

by Amelia J. Holstrom On June 1, 2016, Connecticut became the most recent state to “ban the box” when Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill that prohibits employers from asking questions about an employee’s prior arrests and criminal charges or … Continue reading

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Massachusetts House Passes Gender Pay Equity Bill

by Susan G. Fentin On July 14, the Massachusetts House passed a bill that would prohibit employers from paying a woman less than a man if the two workers had comparable jobs.  This bill (H. 4509) will now go to … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Passes Transgender Discrimination Protection Bill

By Stefanie M. Renaud On July 8, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker signed Senate Bill 2407 “an Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination” which bars discrimination against transgender persons in places of public accommodation. The law takes effect on October 1, … Continue reading

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