Category Archives: FMLA

Paid Family and Medical Leave Update: Contribution Start Date Delayed

On June 11, 2019, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced that they agreed to delay the required contributions to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program by three months. This agreement will not be official until the Legislature passes and the Governor signs an emergency bill putting it on the books. If passed, the bill will extend the date when employers need to begin collecting payroll deductions and contributions from July 1,… More

Watch: Labor & Employment Webinar

The past year has been busy in the labor and employment law field. Foley Hoag recently presented a webinar detailing the latest legal developments.

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Topics discussed include:

  • Upcoming changes to the overtime regulations
  • The expansion of the “joint employer” doctrine
  • The increasingly aggressive EEOC
  • Legislative initiatives to change non-compete law
  • Pay equity laws
  • Current issues in immigration laws

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Supervisors Can Be Individually Liable Under the FMLA

downloadWe are going to take a brief trip to New York to explore a new case that has important implications for Massachusetts employers.  Late last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit joined other circuit and district courts in holding that supervisors may be held individually liable for violating the FMLA.  The Second Circuit’s decision on this issue makes it likely that courts in Massachusetts will adopt the same position when given the chance.… More