Lisa Burden

Lisa Burden is a freelance writer with degrees in journalism and law and has two very large Labrador Retrievers. She specializes in writing about legal and business topics. In keeping with her love of books, her first job was as an aide in her high school’s library.

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New Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Program in Effect

A new state program went into effect on January 1, 2021 that provides job-protected paid time off from work for family and medical reasons.

California’s Small Employers Must Comply With New Unpaid Leave Requirement

The expansion of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) went into effect on January 1, 2021.

DOL’s Wage and Hour Guidance on Remote Work

The Department of Labor’s guidance reminds employers to pay their remote workers for all hours worked and make a reasonable effort to determine those hours.

Understanding Arizona’s New Marijuana Law

Arizona was 1 of 4 states to vote yes on Election Day for non-medical usage of cannabis.

Your Guide to Montana’s New Marijuana Law

Election Day 2020 brought a new marijuana law to the Big Sky Country state.

South Dakota’s Marijuana Laws — What You Need to Know

Learn about South Dakota’s recently passed laws that cover recreational and medical uses of marijuana.

OSHA Clarifies Employer Reporting of COVID-19 Fatalities and Hospitalizations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published guidance for employers regarding employee in-patient hospitalizations and deaths from work-related cases of COVID-19.

“Ban the Box” Law: Hawaii Legislators Restrict Consideration of Criminal Records For Job Applicants

The Aloha state has tightened the “Ban the Box” law — reducing the number of years employers can go back in considering criminal convictions.

Colorado’s New Family and Medical Leave Law: What You Need to Know

Centennial State workers will be able to access up to 12 weeks (as much as 16 weeks in certain cases) of job-protected, paid family and medical leave starting in 2024.

House Approves Bill Requiring Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bipartisan legislation which protects pregnant women against discrimination.