First and foremost, we hope everyone is doing well and taking all appropriate measures to safeguard the health and safety of employees, clients, visitors and others with whom you do business. You should be closely monitoring developments at the national, state and local level, communicating with your employees regularly, and making necessary adjustments in how

We have received many requests from clients on how to handle the various issues in the workplace stemming from the COVID-19 (the “Coronavirus”), including how and what to communicate to employees.  In response to the many requests, we have developed the following points you should be prepared to address with your employees.

While the situation

Dear Clients,

We have heard from many of you about the ever-changing employment issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it is having on your businesses. We are grateful that you have turned to us for advice and guidance, and we will continue to be here for you. We have prepared a separate

This week, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) published its long-awaited rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act.

The final rule provides:

  • to be a joint employer, a business must possess and exercise substantial direct and immediate control over one or more essential terms and conditions of employment (“terms and conditions”) of

The California Supreme Court (“Court”) recently ruled that Apple, Inc. is required to pay its workers for time spent waiting for and undergoing security screenings before leaving the workplace.  The Court found that the company’s policy requiring employees to clock out before undergoing two daily bag checks added up to approximately 90 minutes of unpaid

On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may begin using this version of the form immediately and are required to begin using it by April 30, 2020.

The Form I-9 is used by employers to verify the identity

The novel coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, approximately 430 individuals have died as a result of the virus and over 20,700 people have been infected.  Eleven individuals in the United States (as of the date of this writing) have been diagnosed with the virus, including a Massachusetts resident and

On January 12, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a final rule revising its regulations interpreting joint-employer status for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The final rule will take effect on March 16, 2020.

Background

Under FLSA, employers are required to pay employees at least the federal minimum wage