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Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2018

April 1 Deadline for Massachusetts Pregnancy Act Requirements

Massachusetts employers are reminded that the provisions of the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the PWFA) take effect April 1, 2018. The


Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 31 Jul 2017

Mass Court Clouds Marijuana in the Workplace Issues

A recent unanimous decision by the highest state court in Massachusetts sends a warning signal to employers in all states. Marijuana in the workplace


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2017

Medical Marijuana User Can Bring Disability Discrimination Claim

This week the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a fired medical marijuana user can pursue a disability discrimination claim against her


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 19 Jul 2017

Massachusetts Permits Disability Discrimination Claims Based on Medical Marijuana Use

On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC, that an employee using medical


Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP | USA | 2 May 2017

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Addresses Discrimination Claim Involving Safety Risk

On April 18, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled that a Boston police officer had a triable claim of disability


Bowditch & Dewey | USA | 13 Aug 2016

Massachusetts Lawmakers Provide Tax Deduction for Contributors to 529 Plans

On August 10, Governor Baker signed into law “An Act Relative to Job Creation and Workforce Development” (H. 4569). This economic development


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 4 Aug 2016

Massachusetts Joins California and New York with Aggressive Equal Pay Law

On August 1, Massachusetts added significant teeth to the state's current equal pay law. The new law, "An Act to Establish Pay Equity," not only


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2016

Massachusetts Governor Signs Act Granting Paid Leave to Veterans Participating in Veterans Day Activities and Adds “Veteran Status” As a Protected Class

In July 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Housing, Operations, Military Service, and Enrichment (“The HOME Act”). The


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 16 Feb 2016

Blind Medicare Recipients Sue CMS For Disability Discrimination

The last year has seen a flurry of lawsuits and demand letters to health care and other companies, and even a variety of nonprofits, alleging that


Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP | USA | 8 Jan 2014

Associational discrimination claims under Massachusetts law

An employee claiming "associational discrimination" alleges mistreatment by his or her employer because of the employer's animus toward the protected

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