Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Becomes Effective

By J. Allen Holland and Nathaniel C. Donoghue on March 29, 2018

On April 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will officially take effect. The law requires most state employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and updates the sate anti-discrimination statute.

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Supreme Court Confirms State Courts Can Hear Certain Claims Based on Securities Offerings

By Arvid von Taube on March 27, 2018

The US Supreme Court recently confirmed that state courts can hear certain class action securities lawsuits, but uncertainty of outcomes in state and federal court will likely persist.

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Common Issues under Massachusetts Law with Multi-State Employees

By Jennifer Lang on March 16, 2018

In today’s workforce, many employees work in a different state from their employer’s office. In Massachusetts, this arrangement requires careful planning by the employer in several legal areas.

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SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2018 Examination Priorities

By Nathaniel C. Donoghue on March 9, 2018

In fiscal year 2017, the SEC examined approximately 15 percent of all federally registered investment advisers, up from 8 percent just five years ago. As the SEC ramps up the frequency and intensity of its examinations, registered entities must be aware of their obligations and the regulators’ key areas of focus.

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You can call it the Super Bowl, not “the Big Game”

By Arvid von Taube on March 6, 2018

Despite what you may have heard on the radio or seen on TV, you can call it the Super Bowl, not “the Big Game”.

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