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State Minimum Wage Increases Across the Country

by John S. Gannon Raises are in order for lots of minimum wage workers in 2017. Nineteen states—including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maine and Vermont—along with dozens of cities across the country, will see minimum wage increases at the start … Continue reading

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As the Holidays Approach, EEOC Issues Resource Document on Rights of Employees and Applicants with Mental Health Conditions

by Amelia J. Holstrom Millions of Americans suffer from mental health disorders. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18.5% of the adult population of the United States suffers from mental illness each year.   These illnesses include conditions such … Continue reading

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First Circuit Allows Case to Go to Trial Based on Co-worker’s Quid Pro Quo Harassment

By Amelia J. Holstrom Most employers know that there are two kinds of sexual harassment claims that can be brought by employees: 1) quid pro quo and 2) hostile work environment. Quid pro quo harassment, which means “this for that,” … Continue reading

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Emotional Connection to Job Reduces Likelihood of Discrimination Complaints

by Amelia J. Holstrom On September 17, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) held its third annual Executive Leadership Conference.  The conference was developed to provide EEO and HR professionals with the leadership skills necessary to continue excelling in … Continue reading

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Japanese Employee Who Felt It His Duty to Work Off the Clock for 29 Years, Dies

by Timothy F. Murphy Hiroo Onoda, a mid-level manager stationed in a Philippines satellite office in 1945, was told by his boss to stay and compete against the soon-to-arrive American forces intent on taking back the Filipino market from the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in NLRB v. Noel Canning

By Amelia J. Holstrom In January 2013, we wrote a blog post on NLRB v. Noel Canning.  In that decision,  the Federal Appeals Court for the District of Columbia held that Obama’s NLRB “recess” appointments were unconstitutional. In March 2013, … Continue reading

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