6584474_1On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA).   The DTSA had passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate and House.  It became effective upon its enactment.

In an area that has long been the province of state law, the DTSA now allows a company to

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Photo: US map – states.ca (public domain)

Now that the first in the nation primary is over and the politicians have headed to other states, New Hampshire employers might think they don’t have to worry about politics creeping into the workplace.  This presidential election cycle, however, continues to be like no

Ever since Massachusetts voters approved the new Earned Sick Time Law last November, employers have been asking questions about how the law will be implemented, and what effect it will have on existing paid time off policies.  Some of these questions are finally being answered.  Last Friday, Attorney General Maura Healey filed draft regulations with the Secretary of State spelling out her proposal for how the technical details of the law will work.
Continue Reading Attorney General’s Proposed Regulations Provide Answers To Many Questions About Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

Every year the New Hampshire Department of Labor issues a list of the top ten violations found by its inspection division in the previous year.  Remarkably, the list does not change much from year to year.  The culprits move up and down and switch places, but the same mistakes seem to be made in perpetuity.

On April 1, 2015, a new law that vastly expands the rights and protections afforded to domestic workers went into effect in Massachusetts.  The “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights” grants domestic workers a slew of new workplace protections, including a broader definition of compensable “working time,” mandatory rest days for full-time workers, privacy protections, a