New and Complex Non-Compete Agreement Restrictions & Uniform Trade Secrets Act

On August 10, 2018, Massachusetts adopted a new, far reaching, and, for businesses, controversial law putting significant restrictions on companies’ ability to use Non-Compete Agreements. Polls showed high levels of support for the changes as a ballot question. In a rushed deadline for implementation, unlike the new Massachusetts Family Leave Act starting in 2021 and other […]

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Employees’ Requests to Accommodate a Disability – Employer Requirements & Defenses

Employers, supervisors, and HR need a good sense of what the legal tests are and of available defenses to common employee issues. The following will help you avoid some handicap discrimination pitfalls. There are frequent complaints that businesses always need to call an attorney when employment law issues arise. I hope my website blog and […]

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Massachusetts Sick Leave Law – Does Your Business Need A Check-up?

Massachusetts Sick Leave Law – Does Your Business Need A Check-up? We hope for good health for ourselves and others. Sickness and injury may come to us all,  but when employees sicken, your business needs a sick time leave policy. Employers must provide paid sick leave if they have more than 10 employees – full […]

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MA Sick Leave Law Starts Now

We all want good health – for our business and our employees – but sickness happens.  The Massachusetts earned sick time law now requires time off, paid or unpaid, as accrued for routine or emergency medical visits and travel time to care for an ill family member or to address domestic violence. The law as in […]

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