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Ask the Hotline | Severe and Pervasive Harassment

July 11, 2018

Dealing with complaints about sexual harassment raises two issues for Massachusetts employers - what the law requires and what the company’s sexual-harassment policy says. Read more...

Worker Wins Wage Case Despite Breaking Rules

July 11, 2018

A federal court in Massachusetts has ruled that an employer may be held liable for non-payment of wages even if the company eventually pays those wages and even if an employee fails to follow the rules of litigation. Read more...

FMLA Form Updates Challenge Employers

July 11, 2018

Employers who reach 50 employees for the first time and thus find themselves subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are often surprised to discover that the US Department of Labor (DOL) regularly updates the forms used to document FLMA leaves. Read more...

What is Constructive Discharge?

June 19, 2018

Constructive discharge means that an employee made a reasonable decision to resign because of unendurable working conditions. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Be Sure Dress Codes Apply to Everyone

June 19, 2018

Any policy that adversely impacts one protected class over another is going to be illegal as discriminatory. Read more...

Riding the NLRB Roller Coaster

June 19, 2018

The NLRB in recent years became involved in deciding what is appropriate for a company handbook, regardless of whether the company had a union. Read more...