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COVID-19: Massachusetts Announces Economic Aid for Small Businesses

MA has announced some economic aid for small business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (press release: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-10-million-small-business-recovery-loan-fund) Key provisions: loans up to $75,000 per business ($10 million total fund) for Massachusetts-based businesses with under 50 full- and part-time employees (including nonprofits) loans immediately available; no payments due for 6 months; 30-months of principal and interest payments […]

USCIS Publishes New Version of Employment Eligibility Form (Form I-9)

By Martha J. Zackin On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification.  Although employers can and should begin using the new Form I-9 immediately, the old Form I-9 will not become obsolete until April 30, 2020. Background.  The law requires employers, certain […]

DOL Issues New Overtime Rule for Exempt Employees

By Alexandra D. Thaler With the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule becoming effective in less than two months, on January 1, 2020, employers are well advised to be working now to implement any needed changes by the new year. This fall, the DOL issued its final rule affecting pay requirements for exempt executive, […]

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act: Updated

By Martha J. Zackin and Hayley Cotter Following weeks of piecemeal changes and updates, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) has now issued the final regulations (effective July 1, 2019).  Click here for a revised Bello / Welsh alert, which has been updated to be consistent with both the final regulations and the bill […]

New Deadlines Established for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

On December 3, 2018, we posted about the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (“PFML”).  Although the post was accurate at the time published, the Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave (the “Department”), has since pushed out some deadlines and made other changes.  We will be posting substantive guidance shortly, but in […]

Administrative Law Judge Recommends Dismissal of Department of Labor’s Pay Discrimination Claims Against Federal Contractor

By Justin L. Engel Following a two-week trial, Bello Welsh has secured a major victory for a federal contractor in an enforcement action alleging gender-based pay discrimination brought by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) under Executive Order 11246.  The case, OFCCP v. Analogic Corporation, No. 2017-OFC-00001, is the first […]