Monthly Archives: February 2016

Wage Claims Can Be Subject To Mandatory Arbitration Agreement

Following a recent trend of court decisions upholding broad application and enforceability of arbitration agreements, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has held that Wage Act claims may be subject to arbitration if agreed to by the employer and employee through … Continue reading

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Personnel Records

Applicable laws in Massachusetts may require that employers maintain certain documents and information for each employee in separate personnel records. These records must be retained for the term of the employment and at least three (3) years after termination. The … Continue reading

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Employee Handbooks And Avoiding Contractual Obligations

A January, 2016 decision by the federal district court for the District of Massachusetts reiterates the importance of careful drafting and tailoring of employee handbooks and policies so as to avoid contractually binding obligations on management to their employees. Massachusetts … Continue reading

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