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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules Medical Marijuana User May Assert Disability Discrimination Claim

USA - August 11 2017 On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing, ruled that an employee fired for a...

Jack S. Gearan, Rachel Ring.


Massachusetts Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

USA - July 31 2017 On July 27, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker signed into law “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.” The new...

Amanda L. Reynolds.


Massachusetts Enacts Comprehensive Pay Equity Law

USA - August 23 2016 On Aug. 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed into law the "Act to Establish Pay Equity." The new law is intended to address the gender wage...

Amanda L. Reynolds.


Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law becomes effective July 1, 2015

USA - June 30 2015 The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149, 148C), approved by a statewide ballot question last fall, goes into effect...

Jack S. Gearan, Justin F. Keith.


New union election rules in effect as of April 14, 2015

USA - April 14 2015 On April 14, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) new union election rules (Election Rules) went into effect. As discussed in a prior GT...

Justin F. Keith, Howard L. Mocerf.