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Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act Provides Cutting-Edge Protections for Employees

The Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act provides important paid medical leave benefits for eligible employees. BENEFITS FOR QUALIFYING EMPLOYEES Qualifying employees get: Up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave to care for your own serious health condition, as certified by a health care provider, including illness, injury, or pregnancy/childbirth Up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care…

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Proposed FTC Rule Would Nix Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new rule that would bar employers from imposing non-competition agreements on employees, independent contractors, volunteers, interns, and other workers. Not only would the proposed rule render such agreements void, it would also require employers to affirmatively retract any existing non-competition agreement. The rule would not apply to either non-solicitation agreements or non-competition…

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