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Does Massachusetts’s Pay Equity Law Change the Game?

USA - March 23 2018 On July 1, 2018, Massachusetts Pay Equity law takes effect requiring all employers to pay men and women equally for comparable work—a phrase that is…

NCCI Maine Advisory Forum 2018

USA - March 23 2018 On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Attorney Beth Smith attended the morning session of the National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) State Advisory…

Can the Inclusion Rider Exist In and Out of Hollywood?

USA - March 5 2018 Frances McDormand ended her Oscar acceptance speech with two words: Inclusion Rider. She forced the audience, the public, and the press to ask…

Is Hiring a Full-Time Interpreter a Reasonable Accommodation?

USA - February 13 2018 Maybe. The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut issued a ruling on Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Cadoret v…

(PODCAST) With Potential Government Shutdown, Federal Contractors Should Prepare

USA - January 18 2018 With another potential federal government shutdown possible on Friday, January 19, federal contractors need to be prepared. A shutdown can have a…

Oops, Wrong Button. Do We Discipline for the Mistake or the Effect of the Mistake?

USA - January 18 2018 In the wake of last week's "oops," when a Hawaii civil defense employee sent out an Emergency Alert to those on the island which stated: "BALLISTIC…

Searching for Answers: Ex-Google Employees File Suit

USA - January 9 2018 Yesterday, James Damore, the engineer who authored the Google Memo, which set forth his view on gender bias and diversity in technology, and who was…

The Walking Dead Producer Walks into Serious OSHA Fines after Death on Set

USA - January 9 2018 The company that produces The Walking Dead television series was recently fined $12,675.00 after an OSHA investigation following the fatal July 12…

What Employers Need to Know About Conducting Internal Investigations (PODCAST)

USA - January 3 2018 In this episode of the Verrill Voices podcast, labor and employment attorney Doug Steinmetz discusses what employers need to know when considering or…

The "Weinstein Effect" and Workers' Comp: When Sexual Harassment or Assault is a Work-Related Injury

USA - December 14 2017 Anyone who is even half-paying attention to the news has been reminded that, despite years of open discussion and training around the issue of…