August 2019

Rhode Island Noncompete Legislation

On July 15, 2019, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law the Rhode Island Noncompetition Agreement Act ("the Act"). Rhode Island joins a growing list of states (including neighboring Massachusetts) that have enacted legislation to significantly restrict th…

June 2019

FAQs on Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Law

On June 20, 2018, Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts Paid Family Leave (PFMLA) into law. Since then, the newly-created Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave published two sets of draft regulations on the PFMLA. In addition, last week Go…

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 …