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New guidance for Massachusetts PFML

Paid family leave form

Beginning in January of last year, Massachusetts employees became eligible for a new state-sponsored benefit that provides up to 26 weeks of job protected leave for medical and family reasons. Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) is separate from the federal ...

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Tips for employee background checks

Background check form

Many employers rely on background checks when making important hiring decisions. In doing so, they need to comply with a patchwork of local, state, and federal laws. While federal law does not generally bar criminal background checks, state and local ...

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EEOC adds nonbinary gender option

Individuals making complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can now select a nonbinary “X” gender marker during voluntary self-identification questions. Making the announcement on Transgender Day of Visibility, the EEOC indicated it will allow employees filing discrimination claims ...

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