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FICA tax “holiday” ends with 2012, and social security and Medicare contributions increase for some employees
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2013

On January 1, 2013, Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the bill designed to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." The Act, which


National Labor Relations Board delays start of rule requiring employers to post a notice about workers’ labor law rights
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2011

On August 25, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board implemented a rule which requires virtually all private employers in the United States to post notices about workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.


Supreme Judicial Court issues two decisions regarding the Massachusetts Payment of Wages Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued two decisions clarifying the scope of the Payment of Wages Act.


National Labor Relations Board issues final rule requiring employers to post notices about employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a final rule which requires virtually all private employers in the United States to post notices about workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).


EEOC issues final regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2011

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).


Superior Court judge rules that Massachusetts Wage Act applies to severance pay
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2011

For years, Massachusetts courts have held that the Massachusetts Wage Act does not cover payments to employees such as bonuses and severance.


National Labor Relations Board proposes regulation requiring employers to post notices about employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2010

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a proposed regulation that, if finalized, would require virtually all private employers in the United States to post notices about workers' rights under the National Labor Relations Act.


EEOC issues regulations relating to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

Over two years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”), which, among other provisions, prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information.