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Massachusetts Extends Parental Leave Rights to Employees Regardless of Gender

By Sasha Thaler Since 1972, the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (M.G.L. c. 149 s. 105D) has provided eight weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to full-time female employees who meet certain eligibility requirements, on the occasion of the birth and, more recently, the adoption of a child.  One of former Governor Deval Patrick’s last official acts […]

Top Employment Law Changes for Massachusetts Businesses- End of Year Review

By Sasha Thaler 2014 brought a number of legislative changes which will affect Massachusetts employers of all sizes in 2015.  Here is a recap of the top 5 changes employers should be prepared for in the New Year.

OFCCP Issues Final Rule to Protect LGBT Workers in the Federal Contracting Workforce

On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13672, amending Executive Order 11246, applicable to federal contractors and subcontractors, to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the categories protected by E.O. 11246.  On August 19, 2014, the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, issued a Directive to “clarify that OFCCP […]

Mandatory Paid Sick Time- Massachusetts Voters Say “Yes”

By Jennifer Belli On election day, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot initiative requiring employers to provide sick time to their employees.  Absent legislative repeal, the mandatory sick time law will become effective on July 1, 2015.  Organizations with eleven or more employees will be required to provide paid sick time, while organizations with fewer than […]

Workshop: Employment Law Basics for Start-Ups and Small Businesses

On October 29, 2014, Bello Welsh will present a session on HR and Employment Law Issues for Start Ups and Small Businesses at the Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. Start-up companies focus on developing their idea and bringing their product or service to market.  Small existing businesses work to implement their core business […]

New Federal Contractor Reporting Requirements

The Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) recently issued its final rule implementing new reporting requirements under the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).  Check out this article, penned by our affiliate, FordHarrison.