June 2019

Connecticut Passes Several Employment-related Bills in 2019

The 2019 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly included more legislation affecting employment than has any session of that body in recent memory. There were bills pertaining to minimum wage hikes, paid family leave, changes to non-compete agr…

March 2019

Memorized client list is “confidential information”

Christina L. Lewis provides insight into the importance of the judge's decision in Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC v. Callinan, et al..

United States Department of Labor Rescinds 80-20 Rule for Tipped Employees

Employers in the restaurant industry are all familiar with the “80/20 Rule.” If an employee works in an occupation that customarily and regularly generates a certain minimum amount of tips per month, the Fair Labor Standards Act permits employers to pa…

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Overtime Regulation

On March 7, 2019, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which would raise the annual minimum salary threshold for white collar workers to not have to be paid overtime, from $23,660 ($455 …

Growing Pains: Employers Grappling with Marijuana in the Workplace

2018 was a busy year for the marijuana industry in the Northeast. Vermont legalized recreational marijuana, while Massachusetts saw the opening of the Commonwealth’s first recreational marijuana stores. These developments reflect a pattern as more states…

February 2019

An Employer’s 2019 Checklist: Four Essential Actions for Massachusetts Employers

2018 was a landmark year for employment law in Massachusetts – and 2019 is already shaping up to be a busy year for human resources teams, employment attorneys, and all of those who are responsible for establishing and communicating workplace policies.Go…