August 2020

DOL Updates FAQs on FFCRA Back to School Issues

Since posting its original guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in March, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has continued to update its Questions and Answers. Most recently, the DOL provided FAQs addressing a variety of issues r…

Right of Publicity Laws: New Hampshire

A Q&A guide to New Hampshire right of publicity laws. This Q&A addresses the types of persons and aspects of identity protected by the right of publicity, remedies for violations of the right, defenses to right of publicity claims, personal jurisdi…

MyPayrollHR Michael Mann Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Fraud Charges

Represented by former federal prosecutor, Hinckley Allen attorney Michael Koenig, CEO of MyPayrollHR, Michael Mann pleads guilty to bank fraud.View this case's previous coverage here.

June 2020

Enforcement Will Not Go by the Wayside During the Pandemic

While making sure to adhere to each state’s required tasks for reopening, employers must not forget to comply with discrimination laws and OSHA and EEOC guidance. Recent guidance and court decisions make clear that OSHA, the EEOC, and other enforcement a…

U.S Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Discrimination in the Workplace for LGBTQ Workers

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia holding that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits firing an employee simply because the individual is gay or transgender.The 6-…

May 2020

Reopening Massachusetts — A Four-Phased Approach

On May 18, 2020, Governor Baker released a Reopening Massachusetts Report along with an executive order implementing a four-phased reopening plan.Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks and could last longer before moving to the next phase. Additiona…