Critical Considerations for Compliance with the FCRA 

From JDSupra,  Hyongsoon Kim, Natasha Kohne, Nicholas Joseph Schuchert, and Michael Stortz of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP discuss the importance of being meticulously careful in following the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)’s disclosure requirements. They write: These days, companies conducting background checks on job applicants have a lot to think about. Most […]

Massachusetts Attorney General says you must practice what you preach 

From JDSupra, International Lawyers Network reports on a case in which a company had a Written Information Security Program (WISP) but did not follow it. They report: Having a WISP is not enough to comply with data security standards In the first public settlement of its kind related to violations of the new Massachusetts Standards […]

EEOC Reminds Employers of the Importance of Targeted Screening and Individualized Assessment Processes 

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. remind employers to follow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance and conduct individualized assessments during the background check process. On September 24, 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reaffirmed the importance of following its 2012 enforcement guidance on employer use of criminal history information—specifically the EEOC’s targeted […]

Doing Business in Massachusetts — A Guide to U.S. and Massachusetts Law for Non-U.S. Businesses 

From JDSupra, Foley Hoag LLP  provides a guide to doing business in Massachusetts. Introduction This guide is intended to provide foreign business-people with an introduction to the basic kinds of laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in the United States, and particularly in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The level of detail is […]

New Forms and Final Regulations Issued Under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law 

From JDSupra, Shannon Berube and Alice Kokodis provide a terrific summary of the recent developments in the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (PFML). Shannon and Alice write: Contribution Rate To make up for the lost quarter of contributions due to the three-month delay in the contribution start date, the Department increased the contribution […]

Massachusetts Has Agreed to Adopt A 3- Month Delay to Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions 

From Lexology, Jaclyn L. Kugell and Tracy Thomas Boland report a 3 month delay in the requirement to collect medical leave contributions. They wri Late yesterday (June 11, 2019), Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo issued the following joint statement: “To ensure businesses have adequate time to implement the state’s Paid […]

Federal Judge Confirms That Massachusetts’ New Non-Compete Law Does Not Require Garden Leave or Massachusetts Choice of Law 

From Lexology, Dawn Mertineit and Anne V. Dunne discuss a recent Massachusetts case in which suggests that the new Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (“MNCA”) does not require agreements  to include a choice of law provision or a “garden leave” provision (a provision that requires the employee to be paid during a notice period during which the employee […]

Questions and Answers on the New Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

From JDSupra: Questions and Answers on the New Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Lawby Stephanie Merabet, David Santeusanio  |  Holland & Knight LLP The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave on March 29, 2019, published revised draft regulations on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law for public comment. On July 1, 2019, the […]