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…

December 2018

4 Ways Massachusetts Employment Law Changed in 2018

2018 has been a busy year for employment law in Massachusetts, featuring a number of significant legal changes. Before ringing in 2019, take a moment to review four major developments of 2018, which will impact employers and employees next year and beyond.

August 2018

Six Things to Know about Massachusetts’s Non-Compete Bill

On July 31st, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill codifying many aspects of non-compete law which will change how non-compete agreements are enforced throughout the state. The statute, entitled “The Act Relative to the Judicial Enforcement of Non…

June 2018

Massachusetts Passes Act to Create Paid Family and Medical Leave and to Raise the Regular Hourly Minimum Wage to $15.

On June 28, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax Holiday (the “Act”). The Act raises the hourly minimum wage for non-tipped employees (i.e., the “regular” hourly m…

May 2018

Connecticut Passes Pay Equity Bill

On May 22, 2018, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed the Pay Equity Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act protects the right of employees to share wage information and prohibits employers from inquiring about prospective employees' wage and salary history. Th…

March 2018

Altar Boys Can Bring Negligent Supervision Claim Against Bishop

Hinckley Allen partner Christina L. Lewis was quoted by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Lewis provided her legal point of view on whether in cases like Andrews whether the employer knew or should have known the employee posed a danger to the public but fail…