Larry Casey, Gary Feldman, Robert Kaitz, Tamsin Kaplan, and Dave Rogers discuss some of the hot topics surrounding employment laws, including pay equality, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, sexual harassment in the workplace, employment law issues in the Trump era, the legalization of marijuana, and insights from the Massachusetts State House.
Larry Casey discusses the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018. Larry provides a comprehensive overview of the new law and outlines steps employers can take to prepare for the changes.
Robert Kaitz provides an overview of the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which took effect on April 1, 2018. Robert explains the new obligations for employers and suggests measures employers can take to ensure compliance.
Tamsin Kaplan discusses two types of sexual harassment and provides employers with tips for handling sexual harassment complaints in the workplace. Tamsin also provides tips to help avoid possible claims.
Gary Feldman explores the changes to employment laws under the Trump administration, including the composition of the NLRB, employee handbook provisions, joint-employer status, and the current status of overtime regulations.
Larry Casey, Gary Feldman, Tamsin Kaplan, Robert Kaitz, and Dave Rogers discuss some of the hot topics surrounding employment laws, including pay equality, workplace investigations and confidentiality, overtime laws, legalization of marijuana, social media and related policies, the new I-9 Form, Trade Secrets Act of 2016, employee access to confidential company documents, EEOC guidance re: national origin discrimination enforcement under Title VII, and insights from the Massachusetts State House.
Gary Feldman provides an overview of the Act to Establish Pay Equity, which goes into effect in Massachusetts on July 1, 2018. The presentation outlines new rules and restrictions under the new statute and steps employers can take to prepare for the changes.
Tamsin Kaplan explains how to properly conduct workplace investigations and describes the case-specific analysis required to determine if non-disclosure is necessary. Although respecting privacy is important, sometimes investigation is necessary.
Tamsin Kaplan outlines issues related to employees’ use of social media and the Internet. Tamsin discusses employee handbook policies that will protect the company and employees, as well the rights of employees using social media and the internet.
Larry Casey discusses employee access to confidential company documents, for purposes of self-help in instances of discrimination or retaliation claims, including seven factors courts consider to determine whether or not the employee had rights to the documents
Dave Rogers provides an overview of four bills affecting employers, which are currently pending in the Massachusetts State House, including: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, paid family and medical leave, non-competition agreements, and the minimum wage increase.
Larry Casey, Gary Feldman and Tamsin Kaplan discuss some of hot topics surrounding employment laws, including politics in the workplace, proper maintenance of personnel records, proper documentation and progressive discipline, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, proposed overtime regulations pending decision by the Department of Labor, and recent activity surrounding transgender laws, both at the federal and state levels.
Tamsin Kaplan outlines the statutory requirements and best business practices for properly maintaining personnel records, including what should and should not be included in employee records and employee rights regarding access to their personnel files.
In this politically charged election year, Gary Feldman outlines best practices for employers to control discussing politics in the workplace in order to ensure productivity and maintain workplace morale, including focusing on how the First Amendment right to “free speech” impacts employers.
Larry Casey outlines the proposed Department of Labor overtime regulations, including requirements and criteria for determining exempt and non-exempt employees and highly compensated employee exemption.
Gary Feldman briefly discusses current activity at the federal and state levels regarding employment laws pertaining to the transgender community, including sex discrimination and public accommodation.
In this employment law seminar, our attorneys present an interactive program on recent developments in state and federal laws that affect employers and focus on various tips to help businesses address the most challenging workplace issues. Dave Rogers also provides some key insights from the Massachusetts State House.
In this employment law seminar, our attorneys provide valuable information on recent developments in state and federal laws that impact employers and focus on various tips to help businesses address the most challenging workplace issues. (1:28:53)