News Flash: Paid Family and Medical Leave Notice Requirement Pushed Back

June 18, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Family Leave (DFML) has now made it official. The deadline for the required withholdings/contributions under the State’s new family and medical leave program has been pushed…


Imminent Deadlines for Employers Under Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

April 30, 2019

As Prince Lobel has reported on extensively, the Massachusetts Legislature in 2018 enacted the most comprehensive and generous Paid Family and Medical Leave law (PFML) in the country.  While paid…


Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave: Steps to Take in 2019

December 13, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, Massachusetts employers should start to plan for the new Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave law, which will begin to be implemented, in stages, starting…


New Limitations On Criminal History Screening To Go Into Effect In October

September 19, 2018

New limitations on criminal history background checks will go into effect on October 13, 2018.  Massachusetts employers will be prohibited from asking applicants or employees about an expanded number of…


Non-Compete Reform Finally a Reality in Massachusetts

August 3, 2018

On July 31, 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature finally passed non-compete reform.  We had been reporting annually on earlier failed attempts to enact legislation limiting non-competition agreements in Massachusetts.  It looked…


Daniel Tarlow Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on Pay Equity Guidelines

March 10, 2018

Daniel Tarlow was quoted in a front-page Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on the recent pay equity guidelines released by the Commonwealth’s Attorney General.   Tarlow commented on the wave of litigation that is likely…


Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Pay Equity Guidelines

March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018 On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Attorney General issued a long-awaited guide on the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA).  The guide provides helpful information…


Employment Legislation Update: Beacon Hill’s Progressive Agenda Marches On

March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018 One in a series of occasional Prince Lobel updates from Beacon Hill regarding new laws that will significantly impact Massachusetts employers, as well as other legislative proposals…


Prince Lobel Achieves Rare Victory For Employers Under Wage Act

January 31, 2018

The Massachusetts Payment of Wages Act (Gen. Laws c. 149 s. 148 et seq.) (“Wage Act”) is famously unfriendly territory for employers.  On January 29, Prince Lobel’s Employment Law Group achieved a rare…


The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Imposes New Accommodation Requirements

December 4, 2017

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which goes into effect on April 1, 2018, will require employers to provide new types of accommodations to pregnant workers.  Under existing laws, an…