The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) has been amended, effective Nov. 1, 2023, to permit employees to supplement PFMLA benefits with accrued paid leave. In addition, contributionContinue Reading Changes Ahead for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits, Contribution Rates
Amanda L. Carney represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation and labor and employment matters, including claims involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation. She is experienced with handling matters in state, federal, and appeals court, and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She also assists clients with conducting internal investigations involving employee misconduct. Amanda provides clients with day-to-day counseling on a variety of matters regarding wage and hour laws, internal investigations, employee handbooks/policies, and compliance with employer obligations under state and federal law.
In addition, Amanda advises clients in the gaming industry on regulatory and compliance matters. Amanda also has experience representing financial services institutions and licensed individuals against claims brought by customers and regulators. Amanda has represented clients in regulatory investigations before various state securities divisions, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Amanda is passionate about providing legal services to low-income individuals in the Greater Boston area. She has spent hundreds of hours providing pro bono legal services through her involvement with a national organization advocating for children in immigration proceedings. She also serves as the firm’s fundraising co-captain for the Greater Boston Legal Services Associates Fund Drive, and has helped raise thousands of dollars to support GBLS’s work on behalf of domestic violence survivors.
On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held, in Reuter v. City of Methuen, that the Massachusetts Wage Act, G.L. c. 149, § 148, requires courts…
Continue Reading Massachusetts Employers Strictly Liable for Late Payments Under Wage Act
Beginning July 6, Massachusetts will enter Phase 3 of the Four-Phase Reopening Plan. However, businesses located within Boston will have a delayed Phase 3 start date until July 13.
Continue Reading More Businesses Allowed to Reopen as Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 3 on July 6
On May 18, 2020, Massachusetts Gov. Baker announced the implementation of a four-phase reopening plan for Massachusetts. For an overview of the four-phase plan, see GT Alert, Massachusetts Announces Four-Phase …
Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces Reopening Plan for Massachusetts Economy
On May 11, 2020, Massachusetts Gov. Baker announced a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy in light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The phased reopening is based…
Continue Reading Massachusetts Announces Four-Phase Reopening Approach and Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards
On August 10, 2018, Governor Baker signed into law the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (the Act). The new law brings significant changes to the use and enforcement of noncompetition agreements…
Continue Reading Significant Changes Ahead as Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act Signed Into Law
Massachusetts employers are reminded that key amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) take effect on July 1, 2018.
“An Act to Establish Pay Equity” was signed…
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