Prepared for the MA Equal Pay Act? 3 Things SMBs Can Do Today

By now, you have likely received ample reminders that the amendment to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) is effective July 1, 2018. Why is this important to small and midsize businesses? Because, unlike many other Massachusetts employment laws, it applies to all Massachusetts employers, regardless of size. As such, employers with only a few […]

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Do Your Disability and Leave Policies Support Employees With Mental Illness?

I must confess that I knew relatively little about Anthony Bourdain prior to his untimely death. I watched his show, Parts Unknown, a couple of times. He appeared to be a man with an incredibly interesting life, who travels, eats and drinks in some fascinating places with a diverse set of individuals. He shed light […]

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Addressing and Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment: It’s About Leadership

Is it really all so new? Recent, well-publicized revelations about patterns of harmful sexual behavior against women in Hollywood and Washington, and in workplaces large and small, have lawyers, human resources professionals and corporate managers scrambling to find ways address and prevent workplace harassment and retaliation. Again. Women have emerged from their self- or contractually-imposed […]

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