Employer Can Be Held Liable for Employee Intentionally Failing to Report Overtime under FLSA

By Mark C. O'Connor on June 17, 2015

An employee's intentional violation of the company timekeeping policies may not be a defense to a Fair Labor Standards Act claim if the employer knows or has reason to know that an employee underreported his hours according to a recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Bailey v. TitleMax of Georgia, Inc.

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Massachusetts AG Announces Six-Month Safe Harbor For New Sick Leave Law

By Frank N. Gaeta on May 28, 2015

Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a six-month deferral of the requirement to comply with the new Massachusetts sick leave law for employers with certain paid time off policies in effect as of May 1, 2015.

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Failure to Timely Object to EEOC Subpoena Waives Objections

By Mark C. O'Connor on May 28, 2015

Employers who receive an EEOC Subpoena which they believe is overly burdensome, unduly broad or irrelevant or seeks privileged information must file a petition with the EEOC within five business days of receiving the Subpoena. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that, in order to object to an EEOC Subpoena based on irrelevance, over breadth or privilege, an employer must file a petition with the EEOC within such time period otherwise the objections are waived. It is not sufficient to object to the Subpoena when the EEOC files suit against the employer to enforce the Subpoena.

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New Earned Sick Time Law's Proposed Regulations

By J. Allen Holland on May 21, 2015

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has now issued Proposed Regulations for the implementation of the Commonwealth’s Earned Sick Time Law, slated to take effect on July 1, 2015. The Proposed Regulations provide employers with guidance and additional details on implementation of and compliance with the Earned Sick Time Law.

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Complying with the Commonwealth's Minimum Wage Regulations

By J. Allen Holland on May 8, 2015

As most know, the minimum wage for hourly and tipped employees has increased for 2015. Less publicized, however, are the new Minimum Wage Regulations employers must follow.

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