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New Pay Equity Law Goes into Effect on July 1, 2018

The Massachusetts Pay Equity law goes into effect on July 1, 2018. The law intends to prohibit pay inequity by gender for “comparable work.” The Pay Equity law broadens and strengthens the protections afforded under current law by changing the analysis from “equal pay for equal work” to equal pay for “comparable work.” Additionally, employers may not restrict or forbid discussion of salary among employees.

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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

A recent ruling in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC puts employers at risk for disability discrimination claims for not allowing the use of medical marijuana as a reasonable accommodation. Learn about the case and what it could mean for businesses.

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