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Massachusetts expands protections to transgender individuals

USA - August 12 2016 As of October 1, “places of public accommodation” in Massachusetts will be prohibited from discriminating based on gender identity. That is, persons...

Ellen C. Kearns.

Massachusetts Attorney General issues final earned sick time regulations

USA - June 22 2015 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has issued the final regulations to the Earned Sick Time Law, M.G.L. c. 149, 148C, which will...

Ellen C. Kearns.

Some employers to get six-month “safe harbor” under Massachusetts sick leave law

USA - May 20 2015 As we have previously reported, on November 4, 2014, Massachusetts approved Ballot Question 4, titled "Earned Sick Time for Employees." The new law...

Ellen C. Kearns.

Massachusetts enacts domestic violence leave law

USA - September 24 2014 Massachusetts employers of 50 or more employees must permit employees to take up to 15 days of domestic violence leave in any 12-month period...

Ellen C. Kearns.

Recent amendments to the Massachusetts Wage Act

USA - September 23 2014 Governor Deval Patrick has recently signed into law amendments to the Massachusetts Wage Act. The statute of limitations on claims based on...

Ellen C. Kearns.