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Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules That Paying Employee Even One Day Late Can Lead to Triple (Treble) Damages
April 19, 2022
In Reuter v. City of Methuen, No. SJC-13121 (Mass. April 4, 2022), a recent decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), the Court ruled that paying employees late is the equivalent to not paying at all, thereby entitling them to triple damages if they are not paid on time.
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NLRB General Counsel Urges Board to Find Captive Audience Speeches are Unlawful
April 18, 2022
For decades, employers have been permitted to hold mandatory meetings or “captive audience speeches” in response to union organizing campaigns to present the company’s position on unionization. On April 7, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum expressing that the NLRB should declare such meetings to be unlawful.
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Employers Take Note! Labor’s Resurgence Could be Real this Time
April 18, 2022
        A recent surge of unionization efforts, coupled with unique economic conditions and key initiatives at the National Labor Relations Board, signal a potential resurgence of the labor movement. 
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The Independent Contractor Saga Continues: Return of the Trump Rule and David Weil's Defeat
April 14, 2022
In mid-March, a federal court revived President Trump’s “Independent Contractor” rule. Later that month, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator – David Weil – failed to obtain Senate approval.
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NLRB General Counsel Announces Challenge to Employer Rights During Union Organizing Campaigns
April 7, 2022
In a new memorandum published April 7th, National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, stated aloud what many had thought would be a goal of the newly appointed chief lawyer for the agency, challenging an employer’s ability to require employees to attend meetings during a union organizing campaign.
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Amazon Workers Vote Union In at NYC Warehouse
April 6, 2022
Amazon warehouse workers in New York City voted to unionize last week, marking the first time Amazon workers have done so in the U.S. Amazon has until April 8 to dispute the election results.
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Maryland General Assembly Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave – What’s Next for Employers?
April 6, 2022
It provides for up to 12 weeks of paid leave for reasons that are mostly covered by the federal Family and Medical Act, and an additional 12 weeks if an employee requires both leave for their own serious health condition and to care for a child after birth/adoption/foster placement.
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Amazing Amazon Union Victory
April 4, 2022
On April 1st, the independent Amazon Labor Union won an election at the company’s Staten Island, New York fulfillment center. Here are some interesting facts.
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The Legal Challenges of Hiring Employees Abroad and Allowing Remote Work for American Workers Living Abroad
March 29, 2022
As employers in all sectors are facing drastic labor shortages, some are thinking outside the box by launching recruitment campaigns outside the U.S.
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Massachusetts: No, a request for a severance package is not a resignation. Yes, non-supervisory sexual harassment claim can be defeated by adequate investigation.
March 24, 2022
What counts as a resignation in Massachusetts? Under what circumstances might a resignation not actually be a resignation at all?
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An (Updated) Employer’s Guide to March Madness
March 18, 2022
With the play-in games underway, March Madness has officially descended upon employers everywhere. An estimated 40 million Americans will fill out tournament brackets.
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Forced Arbitration Ban in #MeToo Cases: What Does It Mean for Employers?
March 15, 2022
Inspired by the #MeToo Movement, Congress recently passed a bill aimed at preventing employers from requiring arbitration of sexual assault and sexual harassment claims. A few weeks later, President Biden signed the bill into law.
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