The Grand Bargain

Partner John Tocci discusses the “grand bargain” bill, which Governor Charlie Baker signed into law last month, on Nightside with Dan Rea (guest host Marisa DeFranco) on July 17, 2018. The bill will ultimately raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, implement a guaranteed paid family and medical leave program in Massachusetts and establishes a permanent sales tax holiday. It also includes a new payroll tax and gradually eliminates the existing time-and-one-half premium pay for retail workers on Sundays and certain holidays.

Listen to interview: Eliminating Time-and-a-Half – 7-17-18

Workplace Rights and Sexual Harassment

Partner John Tocci discusses workplace sexual harassment and related issues on Nightside with Dan Rea (guest host Marisa DeFranco) on January 8, 2018. John and Marisa discuss legal issues that both employers and employees may face from discrimination to sexual harassment compliance, to the nuts and bolts of lodging a workplace complaint or filing a formal complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Listen to interview: Workplace Rights and Sexual Harassment – 1-8-18