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Your Employer May Know You’re Pregnant Before You Do

Wow…  There is now a computer program out there that employers may use to determine when you will become pregnant, and employers can use that against you to fire you before it happens.  I’ve heard of psychics, but this is ridiculous, and is arguably... Read More...

Workplace Bullying

People call me all the time to tell me that they are being bullied at work.  Unfortunately, unless the bullying is due to particular illegal reason, such as discrimination or sexual harassment, there is nothing that can be done. However, Massachusetts and other states... Read More...
A Win For Employment Equality

A Win For Employment Equality

  (Reprinted from The Boston Globe, December 17, 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/12/17/fontbonne/ANcFqZ2bns2r6Et7GSEl7H/story.html) In a decision being called the first of its kind nationally, a state judge has ruled that an all-girls Catholic school... Read More...

Possible New Overtime Law

  President Obama has issued proposed regulations that would allow certain salaried workers to receive overtime pay. This is enormous for both workers and companies; good for the former, harsh for the latter.  For more information, read this article from the... Read More...

Happy Sick Leave Day (July 1, 2015)

Today marks the beginning of the sick leave law in Massachusetts.  All employees are entitled to accrue 40 hours of sick pay at a rate of 1 hour per 30 hours worked.  For companies with fewer than 11 employees, the leave will be unpaid.  Those companies with more than... Read More...