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Is Your Non-Competition Agreement Enforceable?

Massachusetts Passes New Non-Compete Law Last Friday, Governor Baker signed an economic development package into law that includes, among other things, new restrictions on the use of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts.   The new law which will amend M.G.L. c. 149 [...]

Why the Massachusetts’s Misclassification Statute is Important

Massachusetts has a very strict independent contractor statute which makes it very difficult for businesses to hire independent contractors. There are a number of reasons why the Massachusetts legislators enacted this law including the following: Misclassification hurts the individual employee [...]

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Guidance

The Massachusetts Attorney General has recently issued compliance guidance to help employers prepare for the effective date of the Act to Establish Pay Equity, which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act ("MEPA"), and which goes into effect on July 1, [...]

Workplace Sexual Harassment In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein

The news reports are everywhere recently.   Sexual harassment in the workplace is problem affecting every industry and employees of every level from CEOs to hourly employees.   The good news is that, with all of the recent media coverage, sexual harassment [...]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

WHAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD DO Make sure your harassment policy is up to date and has been recently communicated to employees. Conduct harassment training for management if you haven’t done so within the past year. We recommend that the training be [...]

Is there really zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace?

Many companies hand out sexual harassment policies to employees upon their hire which state the company has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment. The policy lists certain prohibited behaviors and encourages individuals to bring complaints of inappropriate behavior to upper [...]