The MCAD’s Fiscal Year 2023 Report: Everything Employers Need To Know

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD” or “Commission”) has released its Fiscal Year 2023 (“FY23”) Annual Report, which highlights the strides the Commission has made over the last fiscal year toward recovering from pandemic-related setbacks. Importantly, the report also provides several data points regarding the filing and disposition of employment related claims over the last […]

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How Insurers Underwrite EPLI Policies

  In the newest episode of The Employment Law Counselor collaboration with Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Jeff Stewart sits down with Chris Williams from Travelers to understand how insurers underwrite EPLI policies, including what information they need, what factors they look at most, and even what industries they may stay away from.  In addition, Chris

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Déjà vu – the Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Worker Classification

On January 9, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) announced its final rule on classifying workers as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective March 11, 2024, the Department will again apply a totality-of-the-circumstances economic reality test to determine a worker’s status as either an employee or independent

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Employment Law 2024: What’s Here and What’s on the Horizon

With the New Year here, new laws, rules and regulations are now in effect that may impact your company’s business. While finalizing employee handbook revisions and preparing for the year ahead, employers should consider the following: State Minimum Wage Changes The federal minimum wage ($7.25/hour) has not changed in over a decade, but state and local laws

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New York City Legislation Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Height or Weight Effective November 22, 2023

New York City passed legislation amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of height or weight. The new law prohibits employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived height or weight. New York City joins the growing list of jurisdictions

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