Category Archives: Massachusetts Wage Act

Attorney General’s Earned Sick Time Notice Suggests Major Changes in Mass. Sick Leave Provisions

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk The Massachusetts Attorney General has published its model notice that employers may use to fulfill their obligations to notify their employees of the new earned sick leave law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015.  … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave: Attorney General Announces “Safe Harbor” for Employers with Existing Paid Time Off Policies

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk In response to concerns from employers struggling to bring their policies in compliance with Massachusetts’ new Earned Sick Leave law by the effective date of July 1, 2015, Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that any … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Attorney General Releases Earned Sick Time Regulations

By Kimberly A. Klimczuk At long last, the Massachusetts Attorney General has issued the eagerly-anticipated proposed regulations concerning the Earned Sick Time law that was passed by referendum on November 4, 2014 and goes into effect July 1, 2015.  The … Continue reading

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Massachusetts’ New Minimum Wage Regulations, Part 3: Deductions for Lodging and Meals

by Amelia J. Holstrom In parts 1 and 2 of our series on the new minimum wage regulations issued by the Massachusetts Department of Labor earlier this year, we discussed changes to regulations regarding employee uniforms and employer notice and … Continue reading

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New Minimum Wage Regulations Impact Employers’ Posting and Recordkeeping Obligations

by Amelia J. Holstrom As discussed in our previous blog post, the Massachusetts Department of Labor recently issued new minimum wage regulations that included significant changes to the previous regulations regarding employee uniforms.  Those regulations also include new rules that … Continue reading

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New Minimum Wage Regulations Include Significant Changes Regarding Uniforms

by Amelia J. Holstrom On January 16, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Labor issued minimum wage regulations to clarify practices and policies under the Minimum Fair Wages Act.  Although the January 1, 2015 increase in the state minimum wage has … Continue reading

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The wage/hour implications of inclement weather

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk By Monday afternoon, many businesses had decided to close on Tuesday due to the weather predictions surrounding Winter Storm Juno.  Other businesses that remained open may have permitted employees to stay home if they could not … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Don’t Forget About Those Minimum Wage Increases!

by Amelia J. Holstrom Over the past year, Massachusetts and Connecticut passed laws increasing the minimum wage in those states, and the first installment of those increases goes into effect on January 1, 2015.  As a result, employers must update … Continue reading

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First Circuit Says CEO’s Retaliatory Animus Could Have Infected Entire Organization

by Erica E. Flores Last March, a Massachusetts federal judge granted summary judgment for the employer in a retaliation case, reasoning in part that there was not enough evidence to support a finding that the CEO’s resentment against the employee … Continue reading

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MA State Senate Passes Increase to Minimum Wage – Ballot Initiative Also Pending

by David W. McBride Back in September we blogged about Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s approval of a proposed ballot question to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50.  The proposal required 68,911 voters’ signatures by December 4th in order … Continue reading

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