Massachusetts Finalizes Amendments To PFML Regulations

From JDSupra, Ariel Cudkowicz, Christina Duszlak, Daniel Klein, and Molly Mooney discuss the amendments to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave regulations. Ariel, Christina, Daniel and Molly write:  This past week, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) released an unofficial version of the final amendments to the Paid Family and Medical Leave […]

Justice Department Settles with Staffing Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims 

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with a staffing firm that only hired United States citizens for a particular client without a lawful reason. The DOJ reports: The Department of Justice announced today that it reached a settlement with Chancery Staffing Solutions LLC (Chancery Staffing), a legal staffing company headquartered in […]

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 Owner of a Temporary Employment Agency Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Failure to Pay IRS Employment Taxes Jones’ fraud over nearly four years caused a loss of more $1 million Baltimore, Maryland – Crystal Powell-Jones, age 54, […]

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 in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. Due to the continued precautions related to Covid-19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will extend this policy until Jan. 31, 2021. On March 19, […]

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 other applicants of a different race or national origin in entry level positions. This violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. FRESNO – Helados La Tapatia, Inc., violated federal law when they failed to hire […]

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 and Medical Leave (PFML) statute. Nancy, Eduardo and Anastasia write: As we have previously reported, since June 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (the “DFML”) has proposed and adopted several “technical changes” and clarifications to the Massachusetts […]

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 “Sunday Premium Pay” even thought it was not a brick and mortar shop. Laura writes: In Galloway v. SimpliSafe, a putative class action of customer support representatives sued their employer, SimpliSafe, Inc., alleging various Massachusetts Wage Act violations, including failure to […]

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 the question of whether a company was a joint employer was determined by the “right to control” test and not the ABC test. Christopher and Stephen write: In Jinks v. Credico (USA) LLC (March 31, 2020), Judge Kenneth Salinger in […]

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 I-9s When the Employer’s Representative Works From Home Employers are developing their communicable disease/illness policies in response to concerns about stemming the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).2 Many employers are developing flexible working arrangements, including remote, […]