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Featured Article:
February 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 – The nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is a significant action for our nation. As with any lifetime appointment to the federal courts, it is critical that as much information as possible about a nominee be made available to the public and to the U.S. Senate as it considers confirmation.

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Events
Advanced Employment Law: “National Labor Relations Board Decisions Affecting Unionized and Non-Unionized Workplaces”
  • At-Will Employment Statements and Collective Bargaining Limitations
  • Handling Concerted Activity in Non-Union Environments
  • Social Media Use and National Labor Relations Act Violations
  • Controlling Back Pay
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Featured Article:
January 3, 2017

As we reported to you on July 10, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the argument that federal labor law preempted Massachusetts’ new Earned Sick Time Law, dismissing a lawsuit seeking a contrary finding.

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News
Five New England States and New York Will Have Higher State Minimum Hourly Wage Rates Than the Federal Minimum
December 19, 2016
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Seasons Greetings from The Bennett Law Firm
December 16, 2016
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Featured Article:
December 15, 2016

As we recently reported to you, a United States District Court in Texas blocked implementation of the new federal overtime rule.  That decision is now on appeal on an expedited basis to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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UPDATE: Court Agrees to Expedite U.S. Department of Labor’s Appeal of Injunction Blocking Overtime Rule
December 4, 2016
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News
Federal Court Blocks December 1 Implementation of New Overtime Rule
November 29, 2016
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News
Legalization of Marijuana Creates Uncertainty as to the Rights of Employers in Responding to Marijuana Use Outside the Workplace
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Featured Article:
November 17, 2016

As we have reported in prior E-Alerts, the U.S. Department of Labor’s changes to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations, including a new annual salary threshold of $47,476 (approximately $913 per week) remains scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.

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