Posted in Employment Law

Former Owner of a Temporary Employment Agency Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Failure to Pay IRS Employment Taxes 

From the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 13, 2021 Former…

Posted in Immigration

ICE Announces Extension to Form I-9 Compliance Flexibility

From the American Staffing Association: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced an extension of the flexibilities…

Posted in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC Sues Firm for Favoring Less-qualified Hispanic Workers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a company for favoring less-qualified Hispanic job applicants over all…

Posted in Paid Family and Medical Leave

Massachusetts Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave Releases Proposed Amendments to State’s PFML Law 

From JDSupra, Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Eduardo Quiroga, and Anastasia Regne discuss proposed changes to Massachusetts’ Paid Family…

Posted in Wage and Hour

Internet-Based Retail Employers Must Comply with the Massachusetts Wage Act

From JDSupra, Laura Martin discusses a case in which an internet-based retail entity was required to pay…

Posted in Employment Law

Massachusetts Court Provides Guidance on Joint Employer Liability and the Scope of the Outside Salesperson Exemption 

From JDSupra, Christopher Kaczmarek and Stephen Melnick discuss a recent case in which the court said that…

Posted in Immigration

Completing the I-9 Form in a Coronavirus Work-From-Home Environment

From JDSupra, Diane Butler offers guidance on how to complete an I-9 form remotely. Diane writes: Completing…

Posted in Employment Law

The Interplay Between the Massachusetts Unemployment Assistance Program, the Massachusetts WorkShare Program, and the Enhanced Unemployment Benefits in the CARES Act 

From Lexology,  Justin F. Keith , Terence P. McCourt and Amanda L. Carney discuss the relationships among the unemployment assistance, enhanced…

Posted in Immigration

Version 10/21/2019 of Form I-9 Required Starting May 1, 2020

From Michael Best, Kelly M. Fortier, José A. Olivieri and Kelly Rourke  discuss the requirement that employers…

Posted in Immigration

COVID-19: Defending Class Actions in Massachusetts in the Wake of COVID-19 

From JDSupra, Michael Creta, Brian Forbes, and Robert W. Sparkes, III provide an outstanding guide to defending…

Posted in Employment Law

CARES Act Expands Unemployment Insurance Benefits

From JDSurpa, Evandro Gigante, Allison Lynn Martin, Harris Mufson, and Jacob Tucker provide an outstanding summary of…

Posted in Employment Law

UPDATE: Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance Announces Guidance On CARES Act Implementation 

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) The FPUC program will provide an additional $600 per week to individuals…