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Massachusetts’ New Paid Family Medical Leave is Live – What if You Were Treated Poorly By Your Employer Because You Took It?
Massachusetts’ New Paid Family Medical Leave is Live – What if You Were Treated Poorly By Your Employer Because You Took It? Massachusetts recently revamped the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave law, and “went live” in January, 2021.[i] The Paid Family and...
Burger Law Group PLLC is co-sponsoring the Annual Greater Boston PFLAG Benefit and Auction on May 12, 2021 at 6:30pm. The 2021 event theme – STRONGER TOGETHER – reminds us what’s possible when we join forces in support of a safer, more inclusive society for LGBTQ+...
“A deal struck by the involved parties and included in the state budget will keep money from gaming at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady flowing to the owners and trainers of harness racing horses at the Saratoga harness track.. . “We are pleased to have...
Burger, attorney for SHHA, takes exception to Liebman’s characterization of harness racing. "Harness racing is generations old and remains how thousands of middle-class New Yorkers earn a living and continue to support the inter-related equine and agricultural...
Employers of all sizes across New York State should familiarize themselves with the New York State Paid Sick Leave law (“NYSPSL”). All private sector employees are covered, regardless of industry, occupation, part-time status and overtime exempt status. While employees of federal, state, local and public schools are not covered, employees of charter schools, private schools and not-for-profit organizations are.
The following guidelines will be followed at both of our locations for our safety and yours: All clients may continue to meet virtually by Telephone, Zoom or other remote means. Clients will be contacted prior to their appointment and asked the following questions: ...
Just prior to a scheduled damages hearing, on June 23, 2020, the City of Glens Falls Common Council voted unanimously to approve a six-figure settlement effectively ending a nearly four year lawsuit filed by the city’s former assessor over her termination. In February...
During the prior H1N1 outbreak, the EEOC provided guidance in a publication entitled “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act.” (1) Since the middle of March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has been rolling...
No Work Today, What Does That Mean for Tomorrow? COVID-19’s Impact Has Modified the Ease of Approval of Unemployment Benefits.
We are battling an unprecedented disaster: the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston, during his press briefing on Monday, April 13, 2020 reported that Boston alone had 4,086 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (1). According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data,...
ALBANY – A former state worker who had a condition that caused uncontrollable paralysis and vomiting, is suing the State Education Department, saying the agency wrongfully forced her to retire and caused her to be locked up at Albany Medical Center’s psychiatric wing...
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