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Massachusetts Veterans May Be Entitled to Paid Leave on Veterans Day

USA - October 31 2017 Massachusetts employers are reminded that, per legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker in July 2016, qualifying veterans scheduled to work on...

Mark H. Burak.

Rhode Island Employees May Soon Be Entitled to Paid Sick Time

USA - September 22 2017 On September 19, 2017, the Rhode Island General Assembly approved a bill that would require, with limited exception, all Rhode Island employers with...

Rhode Island Court Gives Assignability of Employee Non-Competes a Haircut

USA - July 11 2017 Last month, a Rhode Island trial court held that a hairdresser's noncompetition agreement with the salon for which she had been working, which sold...

Positive No More: Rhode Island Employers Need to Think Twice Before Denying Employment Based on a Positive Drug Test

USA - June 19 2017 In a recently issued trial court decision, Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics Corp., a Rhode Island Superior Court justice held that an employer could...

Right to Light? Maine’s New Marijuana Law Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Against Recreational Users

USA - January 26 2017 An important provision in the recreational marijuana ballot initiative approved by Maine voters back in November has so far generated limited buzz...