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Schwartz Hannum E-Alerts: 2016

  • Employers, Take Note: USCIS Revises Form I-9 December 29, 2016
  • What Marijuana Legalization Means For Massachusetts Employers (December 16, 2016)
  • Federal Court Enjoins DOL’s New Overtime Rule: What’s Next For Employers? (November 30, 2016)
  • Massachusetts SJC Rejects Claim Of Union Evidentiary Privilege (November 21, 2016)
  • Employers Should Plan Early For A Smooth Road To Summer H-2B Hiring (November 3, 2016)
  • New Law In New Hampshire Protects Employees Who Request “Flex Time” Schedules (October 24, 2016)
  • Heads Up, Employers! New Workplace Posters Are Out (September 19, 2016)
  • DOL’s Final “Persuader Rule” On Hold Pending Court Challenge (August 23, 2016)
  • Massachusetts Legislature Tables Non-Compete Reform (August 3, 2016)
  • Non-Compete Reform On The Horizon In Massachusetts (July 18, 2016)
  • Federal Trade Secrets Statute Offers New Remedies For Employers (July 5, 2016)
  • The DOL’s New Overtime Rules: What They Require, And How Employers Can Start Preparing (June 9, 2016)
  • Record Number Of H-1B Petitions Filed, But Alternatives May Remain For Employers (April 25, 2016)
  • To I-9 Or Not To I-9: When Must Employers Re-Verify Seasonal And Other “Rehired” Employees? (April 6, 2016)
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds NLRB’s Close Scrutiny Of Employer Policies (February 29, 2016)
  • 2016 Is Here! Time To Review And Update Your Employment Policies (February 9, 2016)
  • Employers Should Start Planning Now For Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Visas (January 20, 2016)


Labor & Employment Law Update: December 2015


  • NLRB Hands Unions Another Victory With Joint Employer Decision
  • Federal Agencies Announce New Rules For H-2B Visa Program
  • Tips For Effectively Dealing With Pro Se Litigants
  • DOL Poised To Expand Overtime Eligibility Dramatically Through New FLSA Regulations
  • Non-Discrimination Statements: In Sync And In Line With Your School’s Mission
  • Universities Should Prepare For Likely Return Of Graduate Student Union Organizing


Media: May 2015 – February 2016


  • Will Hannum Quoted Among “Favorite Employment Lawyers” (Law360)
  • Cases Highlight Risk of FMLA Estoppel Claims By Employees (New England In-House)
  • Sara Schwartz Quoted In “Automatic Re-Enrollment: ‘Til Graduation Do We Part” (NBOA Net Assets)
  • Will Hannum Quoted In “New England Prep Schools Overhaul Sex Ed Programs After Rape Trial” (Reuters)
  • Will Hannum Quoted In “As Students Return To St. Paul’s, Specter Of Trial And School Culture Questions Linger” (New Hampshire Public Radio)
  • Feds Take Aim At Sexual Orientation, Gender ID Bias (New England In-House)
  • SCA May Not Bar Disclosure Of Parties’ Emails (New England In-House)