Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP (SCM) was originally formed in 1945 as a traditional labor law firm. Since then we have evolved into a full service labor, employment and education law firm engaged in the representation of public and private employers and public schools.
SCM counsels and assists clients in a broad spectrum of labor, personnel and employment related issues ranging from the application of wage and hour laws to dealing with the National Labor Relations Act, Davis Bacon Act, OSHA, COBRA, FMLA and the ever changing anti-discrimination laws and accompanying regulations. We have significant experience in the development and implementation of personnel policies, preparation of affirmative action programs, the handling of employee problems, establishment of employee communication programs (e.g. employee handbooks), and the training of managers, and supervisors. We can assist employers in the creation and administration of salary and fringe benefit programs as well.
EEO-1 Compensation Data Reporting Now Due By September 30, 2019
The EEO-1 is an annual federally mandated survey that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees to report data on race/ethnicity and gender across ten job categories. During the Obama administration, the EEOC revised the form to require employers to include W-2 earnings and hours across 12 pay bands for each of the 10 job categories.
Massachusetts has enacted a paid family and medical leave law. In order to finance this paid benefit, the Commonwealth will begin collecting contributions on July 1, 2019 from employers, employees and self-employed individuals at an initial rate of .63 percent of wages. Beginning in January of 2021, employees will be entitled to receive up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave and up to 12 weeks of paid family leave per year. Action steps required for implementing the new program are coming up quickly and are set out below as is information that should help employers understand their responsibilities.