Category Archives: Employment

New Overtime Rule Deadline Stayed

By DennisĀ Ford Eagan, Esq. The changes to the overtime regulations that had been set for implementation on December 1, 2016, have been placed on hold. A decision by the United States District Court (E.D. Tex.) on November 22, 2016, has … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment Policies

Under Massachusetts law, all businesses must adopt a Sexual Harassment Policy, outlining prohibited conduct in the workplace and providing details on complaint and reporting procedures to address misconduct. A business’ sexual harassment policy must be distributed annually to all employees … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Parental Leave

The Massachusetts Parental Leave bill has been recently amended impacting the rights afforded to employees in the state who have given birth to or adopted children, or are expecting. The new Parental Leave act took effect as of April 7, … Continue reading

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Arbitration and Governing Law Clauses

By George H. Schadler, Esq. Arbitration can provide many benefits in business disputes, including faster resolution times and lower costs as compared to traditional litigation. However, arbitration provisions must be very clear as to the law that governs and to … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Changes in Massachusetts

As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage for Massachusetts employees is $9.00 per hour (an increase from the prior rate of $8.00 per hour rate). The minimum wage law applies to all employees with certain statutory exemptions. Effective January … Continue reading

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Sick Leave Policies

Under Massachusetts law, all employees, including part-time and temporary employees, are be entitled to accrue earned sick leave, which an employee may use to address and tend to their own personal health conditions, or to tend to health concerns of … Continue reading

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Business Owners and Employers Must Be Diligent in Enforcing Their Internal Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Policies–Even With Independent Contractors.

The law in Massachusetts surrounding the enforceability of employee non-competition agreements and other employment-related agreements has evolved considerably over the last few years, and many of the changes, without proactive responsive action by employers/business owners, may not favor employers or … Continue reading

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