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New Regulations for PEOs

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Massachusetts lawmakers packed a lot into the new bill I reported on recently. In addition to changing the state’s law on non-compete agreements, they set new requirements for professional employer organizations (PEOs). Any employers who use PEOs, as well as PEOs themselves, should take note. What Is a PEO? An outgrowth of employee leasing companies,…

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The Debate Is Over: New Non-compete Law Passes in Mass.

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In the final minutes of July, after many years of debate, Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that includes major changes to the state’s law on non-compete agreements. Now that the governor has signed it, the law will go into effect on October 1, 2018. Employers may need to rethink their non-compete strategies, as this law…

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Trends in global employment law: Top takeaways from the ABA International Labor & Employment Law conference

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Your intrepid correspondent recently attended the Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee. Attorneys from around the world spent four days focusing on emerging issues and new developments in international employment law, from labor regulations to artificial intelligence. I’ve distilled some of the key insights for you below. 1….

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The #MeToo Movement and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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The world has entered a new chapter in awareness of workplace sexual harassment, even for law firms. On June 13, please join Judy Polacheck for “The #MeToo Movement and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”. Lawyers, this means #Youtoo,” hosted by the Business Lawyers Network. Register here.

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Non-Compete Law in Massachusetts: One Step Closer to Legislative Action

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WHAT’S NEW: If you know anything about non-compete agreements in Massachusetts, you probably know they’ve been a flashpoint of debate more than once. The state legislature has spent almost a decade trying to decide whether to place statutory limits on the scope of non-compete clauses (also called “covenants not to compete”) in employment agreements. Back…

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