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GET READY FOR MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE

February 25, 2019

In January 2021, employees will be eligible to begin paid family and medical leave. While many are familiar with a federal law known as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), this Massachusetts law differs in many respects and will apply to almost all employees in Massachusetts.

NEW HAMPSHIRE TO ENACT PROHIBITION ON GENDER IDENTITY DISCRIMINATION

June 14, 2018

On July 8, 2018, New Hampshire will add gender identity to its list of protected statuses under its state anti-discrimination statute, RSA 354-A. New Hampshire law presently protects individuals from discrimination in employment, public and housing accommodation on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability and national origin.

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Reinstatement of Opinion Letters

June 27, 2017

For several years, the U.S. Department of Labor ceased issuance of opinion letters, which provided guidance to employers and employees covered by the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) regarding wage and hour violations. On June 27, 2017, Secretary Acosta announced that the opinion letter is making a comeback!