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Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Guidance

The Massachusetts Attorney General has recently issued compliance guidance to help employers prepare for the effective date of the Act to Establish Pay Equity, which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act ("MEPA"), and which goes into effect on July 1, [...]

Workplace Sexual Harassment In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein

The news reports are everywhere recently.   Sexual harassment in the workplace is problem affecting every industry and employees of every level from CEOs to hourly employees.   The good news is that, with all of the recent media coverage, sexual harassment [...]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

WHAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD DO Make sure your harassment policy is up to date and has been recently communicated to employees. Conduct harassment training for management if you haven’t done so within the past year. We recommend that the training be [...]

Is there really zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace?

Many companies hand out sexual harassment policies to employees upon their hire which state the company has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment. The policy lists certain prohibited behaviors and encourages individuals to bring complaints of inappropriate behavior to upper [...]

Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

The Massachusetts SJC recently issued a ruling finding that if a medical marijuana user is an individual with a handicap or disability then that individual may assert a claim for handicap discrimination under Massachusetts state law. The court held that [...]