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  • Family Leave Requirements under Massachusetts and Federal Law

    Oct 28, 2013

    Both Federal and Massachusetts laws provide women with job leave rights when they give birth or adopt a child. A bill recently filed in the Massachusetts legislature proposes amending state law to give men paternity leave rights. This would bring Massachusetts more in line with federal law on family leave, which is gender neutral. In Massachusetts, under the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA), women are allowed to take 8 weeks of unpaid maternity leave.   An employee who has given birth to twins is entitled to eight weeks unpaid leave for each child. Maternity leave can be taken for

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  • Supreme Judicial Court Interprets Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA)

    Aug 20, 2010

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in an August decision in Global Naps, Inc. v. Awiszus decided that a female employee who was absent from work for more than eight weeks was not entitled to the protections of the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA).  Although this story has been widely reported in the media, the purpose of this post is to comment upon the wider implications of the court’s ruling. The employee, Sandy Stephens, was employed as a housekeeper for the president of Global Naps, Inc. (“Global”), a telecommunications company.  Stephens alleged in her lawsuit that

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  • Welcome: Massachusetts Employment Blog

    Jun 8, 2010

    Welcome and thank you for visiting our Massachusetts employment  blog. We are Boston employment lawyers, located on Beacon Hill.  We represent individual employees in workplace matters.  We handle sexual harassment, age discrimination, racial discrimination and other discrimination cases.  Our firm has successfully recovered overtime pay, wages, tips and commissions for employees.  We represent executives and other professionals who are transitioning out of their jobs.  We have successfully resolved glass ceiling and failure to promote cases.  We represent individuals in biotechnology,

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