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Draft regulations answer key questions on earned sick time in Massachusetts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

Since November 4, 2014, when Massachusetts voters approved the state's new earned sick time law, employers have been pondering changes to their sick


Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately


Recent developments in wage and hour law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

October and November were busy months in the world of wage and hour law. In our continuing efforts to keep our clients and friends apprised of recent


Employee medical conditions not covered by the ADA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2007

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA” or “Act”) protects only certain impairments as disabilities those that substantially limit engagement in a “major life activity”


“Perfectly clear” successor doctrine clarified
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently held in S&F Market St. Healthcare LLC v. NLRB that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) misapplied the “perfectly clear” successor doctrine wherein a successor employer is bound by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement only when it is “perfectly clear” that the new employer intends to retain all of its predecessor’s bargaining unit employees without changing the terms and conditions of their employment


New requirements in Massachusetts for employers of “domestic workers”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

On April 1, 2015, a new statute took effect in Massachusetts governing the employment of certain household workers. Known as the "Domestic Workers'


Marijuana and the workplace: a potpourri of conflicting laws for employers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2014

20 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use, and for recreational use as well in Washington


Leyshon v. Diehl Controls: Illinois appellate court upholds $8 million defamation award in favor of former employee terminated “for cause"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

Employers who terminate employees "for cause" should take note of a recent Illinois appellate court decision upholding an $8 million verdict in favor of a terminated employee


Employers must provide New Jersey employees with gender equity notice and acknowledgment form by February 5, 2014
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2014

Employers are reminded that they have until February 5, 2014 to distribute copies of New Jersey's new Gender Equity Notice ("Notice") which was


Anti-poaching agreements under attack
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2012

Healthcare employers need to be mindful of a recent focus by federal antitrust regulators on agreements with competitors limiting solicitation and hiring