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Overtime for Working During Lunch Hour Posted on Sep 14

A recent Appeals Court case issued a ruling that an employee who was undertaking lunch time work should have been credited with overtime compensation when she worked over forty hours per week.    According to the company in Vitali v. Reit Management & Research, L.L.C., 88 Mass. App. Ct.   …Continue Reading Overtime for Working During Lunch Hour

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Regulations Posted on Sep 9

To protect the rights of domestic workers Massachusetts added the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.   The enactment of MGL c. 149 s. 190 establishes labor standards relating to pay and other terms or conditions of employment for domestic workers such as nannies, housekeepers, and other in-home   …Continue Reading Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Regulations

Colorado Supreme Court rules on employment and medical marijuana Posted on Jun 18

The state of Colorado led the nation in legalizing medical prescriptions for marijuana in 2007.  On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Colorado issued a decision in a case in which someone who was legally using the drug was fired.  The decision is Coats v.Dish Network, and primarily   …Continue Reading Colorado Supreme Court rules on employment and medical marijuana