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Profit-Sharing Arrangement Tied To Employer’s Overall Profits Not Subject to Massachusetts Wage Act

USA - February 20 2024 Employers with Massachusetts-based employees know that the Massachusetts Wage Act (the “Wage Act”), with its strict liability and automatic treble…

Hiring Across the 49th Parallel: Traps for the Unwary for Cross-Border US-Canada Hires

Canada, USA - February 14 2024 The United States and Canada have long been great trade partners, and not only with respect to hockey players. As commerce in general and employee…

Sports Gambling in the Workplace: A Safe Bet?

USA - February 10 2024 With the Super Bowl taking place this weekend and March Madness just around the corner, many offices are abuzz with discussions of squares, brackets…

“What is Love? Baby, Don’t Sue Me: AB 1076 and California’s Quickly Approaching Valentine’s Day Notification Deadline”

USA - February 7 2024 This Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance in California. As a reminder, February 14, 2024 also marks the deadline for employers to show their…

Canada Revenue Agency: Remote Workers Payroll Guidance

Canada - January 31 2024 It is undoubtedly true that the employment relationship has changed because of the pandemic. The era of hybrid and remote workers is likely here to…

Corporations with 10 or More ISO or ESPP Reporting Obligations on Forms 3921 or 3922 Should Take Notice of Revised Electronic Filing Requirements

USA - January 25 2024 Each year, corporations that have employees who exercise incentive stock options (ISOs) as described under Section 422(b) of the Internal Revenue…

The DOL Issues a Final Rule Returning the Independent Contractor Classification Analysis under the FLSA to a More Employee-Friendly Test, Forcing Employers to Think Critically About Their Use of Independent Contractors in the Workplace

USA - January 25 2024 The U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) recently issued a final rule (the "2024 Rule") which reverts the independent contractor analysis back to a…

New York Court Puts Breaks on Manual Worker Weekly Wage Payment Claims

USA - January 23 2024 In a hotly anticipated decision, the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department held in Grant v. Global Aircraft Dispatch, Inc. that manual…

Governor Hochul Floats Groundbreaking Pregnancy and Disability Leave Protections for New York Employees

USA - January 17 2024 Hoping to “raise the bar” for the rest of the nation, Governor Hochul announced a first of its kind proposal that would allow qualifying workers in…

New York Governor Vetoes Non-Compete Ban

USA - December 23 2023 On December 22, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed legislation that would have instituted a near-universal ban on non-competition provisions…