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May 18, 2020

Massachusetts Starts “RE-OPENING”

Governor Baker announced on May 18, 2020, that the Commonwealth will begin the process of reopening various business, industries and recreational locations over the next several weeks.
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April 29, 2020

EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic and Employer’s Responsibilities Under ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEOC Laws

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued guidance to employers on how to deal with certain employee-related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Your Business

For small businesses, there are multiple resources available to you during this time. Here is a list of some of those resources and I will be updating as I obtain more.
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March 30, 2020

President Signs Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)

On Friday, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to provide certain economic relief to individuals in the form of additional unemployment benefits, and for businesses (including self-employed) through certain loans and other programs.
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March 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Workplace Notice and Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) requires all employers to post a notice in a workplace with regard to emergency paid sick leave and the expansion on FMLA for coronavirus related reasons.
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March 25, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor Issues Further Clarification in Q&A Format Regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued further clarification about the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act that will expand application of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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March 24, 2020

Massachusetts Non Essential Services to Close for Two Weeks Today (Reopen April 7th Under Current Order)

Governor Charles Baker ordered businesses and organizations that do not provide “essential services” to close their workplaces to workers and the public from at noon on March 24, 2020 until noon on Tuesday April 7, 2020
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March 19, 2020

Coronavirus and Employer Leave Obligations

We wanted to provide our clients and colleagues some information regarding certain law change coming into effect on April 1, 2020 (**Updated Sick Leave Section and Added Non-Essential Closures Section -3/24/20)
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December 10, 2019

Common Document and Reporting Issues for Non-profits Organization Involving Governance and Policy Documentation

Non-profits must maintain documents and adhere to certain reporting requirements to state and federal agencies. This is a brief overview of some of the reporting requirements that sometimes get overlooked.
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October 25, 2019

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules on Taking Vacations During FMLA Leave

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently affirmed a jury verdict and award of damages of approximately $2 million dollars against an employer for its violation of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This case involved the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and a former employee who had worked for the MWRA for 11 years.
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October 14, 2019

What do I do when an employee makes a claim of discrimination?

First – Don’t panic! Employees may simply gripe to another employee or a supervisor about issues in the workplace, but sometimes the complaint may involve issues that need to be immediately addressed by the employer.
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September 30, 2019

Notice Requirement For the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act DEADLINE IS TODAY! – SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

The reporting and deduction obligations will begin on October 1 and will include identification of employees through the MassTax Connect.
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