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Recent MA COVID 19 Guidance, Simplified

Recent MA COVID 19 Guidance, Simplified by foleyfoleypc With no end to this pandemic in sight, navigating the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace can be difficult. Understanding which compliance obstacles remain in Massachusetts can be a headache. We have broken down the recent guidance offered by the Attorney General. Here are the provisions that […]

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New CDC Guidance: Auld Lang Syne to Current Isolation and Quarantine Rules

New CDC Guidance: Auld Lang Syne to Current Isolation and Quarantine Rules by foleyfoleypc The CDC amended its guidance concerning those who test positive for COVID-19 and for those who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, in a press release yesterday. Just like the New Year, it is out with […]

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What Do Women Want?

What Do Women Want? by foleyfoleypc Now that I have your attention, this is not a piece devoted to holiday shopping ideas*: it is a workplace law blog after all. We have all read–and perhaps seen–women leave the workplace during the pandemic (1 in 5!). Good news: many women have returned to the workforce or […]

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New EEOC Guidance on Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandates, Unpacked

  New EEOC Guidance on Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandates, Unpacked by foleyfoleypc The EEOC updated its guidance on religious accommodation requests from the COVID19 vaccine  yesterday. It is worth a read because, as we know, religious accommodation is the most common reason for a vaccination exception now (skip down to section L). Why? It is an area […]

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Happy Striketober!

Happy Striketober! October 21, 2021 | foleyfoleypc Traditionally, October is a time of Halloween fun and Oktoberfest parties. And in keeping with the vibe of the past several months, there is a new event that is not pleasant. This year, work stoppages are on the calendar, known as Striketober.  Striketober may see 100,000 US workers go on strike. […]

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The First Case under the MA Noncompete Law: A Quick Look

The First Case under the MA Noncompete Law: A Quick Look by foleyfoleypc MA Non-compete Agreement  Remember that sweeping MA non-compete law in 2018? Garden leave? It left us wondering about interpretation. Then we were occupied with other things, you know. Now, a Massachusetts court has finally shed some light on how the Massachusetts Noncompetition […]

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Booster Shots: Dealer’s Choice (and MA COVID19 Emergency Paid Leave News)*

Booster Shots: Dealer’s Choice (and MA COVID19 Emergency Paid Leave News)* by foleyfoleypc Employers who want to mandate booster shots to fully vaccinated Pfizer recipients to protect their workplace can do so. Employers who do not want to mandate booster shots do not have to do so. How the heck can that be? As savvy […]

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Long COVID19: What Employers Should Know

Long COVID19: What Employers Should Know by foleyfoleypc By now, you have heard of long COVID, long haul COVID, post acute COVID, or chronic COVID.  Get ready for long COVID to impact the workplace. The EEOC has recently recognized that “long COVID” may be a disability under the ADA. We do not have the EEOC guidance yet, […]

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The Future of Work…

The Future of Work… by foleyfoleypc Do you get emails with this title often? I do and think: where were you in February of 2020, bro? The reality is work is changing all the time and has been for decades. As society changes, so too does work. Gender roles, automation, technology, markets–workplaces were constantly evolving […]

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