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On December 17, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held that confidentiality mandates during pending workplace investigations are lawful.  This ruling overruled the NLRB’s recent precedent that such mandates infringe on the rights of employees (union or non-union) under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) to engage in “concerted protected activity”, which includes the

The legal community paid close attention to the California Supreme Court’s 2018 Dynamex decision which adopted a strict test to curtail misclassification of workers as independent contractors. Now that the California legislature has codified and signed the Dynamex decision into law as Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”), both the national and legal press have sounded

Paid sick leave, additional family and medical leave, disability and parental leave – the number of leave entitlements at the state and local level keep proliferating. Compliance with this new legal landscape is tricky, and particularly so for employers with multi-jurisdictional workforces. The Hogan Lovells Employment team is here to help. On November 7 at

Employers with employees—and, in some cases, 1099-MISC contractors —in Massachusetts have obligations starting next week under Massachusetts’ new Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (“MPFML”), which will entitle most Massachusetts workers to paid family and medical leave. Although benefits will not be available until 2021, employers must do two things now: provide notice to workers

On May 21 at 1:00 p.m. eastern, the Employment and Executive Compensation Groups of Hogan Lovells will host a one-hour webinar to discuss pay equity laws and compliance issues. A hot-button issue, pay equity is regularly in the news and atop legislative and regulatory agendas in the employment sphere at federal, state and local levels.

The issue of pay equity has risen to the top of the news cycle—especially today, a day dubbed Equal Pay Day by advocates seeking to raise public awareness.  But pay equity also is ascending legislative agendas and enforcement priorities, particularly at the state level.  Recognizing this trend, the Hogan Lovells U.S. Employment Group will host

As 2018 draws to a close, it is worth taking a closer look at the increasing legal impact of the #MeToo movement. The chorus of victims’ voices and the media spotlight exposed the prevalence of sexual misconduct in the workplace.  As a result, state legislatures passed reform measures to create new laws—from New York’s mandate

An economic development bill passed on August 1, 2018 at the close of the Massachusetts Legislature’s 2018 session sets limits on non-compete agreements after a nearly 10 year debate on non-compete reform. The bill, titled, “An Act relative to the judicial enforcement of non-compete agreements,” expected to be signed into law by the governor, will

In advance of the July 1, 2018 implementation of extensive amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), the Attorney General (“AG”) issued its Guidance on March 1, 2018. While the Guidance does not have regulatory effect, the state’s highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, has generally afforded substantial deference to such statutory interpretations by