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Retail Detail: Can Retail Gig Workers Be Treated As Non-Employees? A Federal Court Casts Doubt

USA - February 9 2021 In recent years, the retail sector’s use of non-employee gig workers has grown dramatically. Both retailers and brand-name distributors have…

Patrick J. Bannon.

New Guidance Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions on Massachusetts Employers, and the Massachusetts Attorney General Revises Guidance on Furloughs

USA - April 8 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 7, 2020, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (“EOHED”) issued its updated COVID-19…

Christopher W. Kelleher, Daniel B. Klein, Robert A. Fisher.

Federal Government Adopts New Process for States and Tribes to Request Ventilators from the Limited Federal Supply

USA - April 3 2020 On April 1, 2020, a FEMA advisory issued that announced a new, more formalized process for distributing the limited available supply of ventilators…

Kristin G. McGurn.

Massachusetts Division of Insurance Encourages Health Insurance Carriers to Be Flexible for Employers and Employees Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

USA - March 26 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 23, 2020, the Massachusetts Division of Insurance issued Bulletin 2020-5, which addresses the Division's expectations for…

Robert A. Fisher.

Massachusetts Aids Workers Impacted By COVID-19

USA - March 20 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: During a tumultuous week, Massachusetts enacted legislation to eliminate the traditional one-week waiting period for unemployment…

Robert A. Fisher.