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With many new Massachusetts employment laws going into effect this year, now is a good time for MA employers to look at their Employee Handbooks to see if any revisions may be necessary. Join Attorney Daniel Carr for a seminar on Employee Handbooks. He…
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Employee Handbooks

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Happy New Year! Changes Coming to MA Wage and Hour Law

As we enter the month of December, employers need to be aware of changes, and potential changes, coming to wage and hour law in 2019...
t an increase in the minimum wage for tipped employees to https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/happy-new-year-changes-coming-ma-wage-and-hour-law/

When the Law is Unclear, What Employers Should do

Recently, the US Department of Justice filed a brief with the US Supreme Court arguing that federal law does not provide anti-discrimination protections for individuals on the basis of gender identity. The DOJ’s position contradicts the position that the …
ing the National Labor Relations Act to give employees the right to use an employer https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-law-unclear-what-employers-should-do/

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day!

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day. In Massachusetts, there are current elections for a U.S. Senate seat, all 9 U.S. House of Representatives districts, Governor, state Attorney General, state Secretary of State, state Senate, state House of Represent…
or your employees. The stakes are high… employees may request time off to go to the polls. As … no federal law requiring employers to grant employees time off to vote https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/tuesday-november-6th-election-day/

Social Media in the Workplace

One of the many challenges employer’s face in today’s business world is the ever present impact of technology. Join Attorney Tim Netkovick as he discusses the impact of employee’s social media accounts on the workplace, and the employee’s right to privacy…
or hiring employees  https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/social-media-workplace3/

EEOC: Sexual Harassment Trends

Earlier this month, the EEOC published its Fiscal Year report for 2018. Many expected to see a significant uptick in sexual harassment cases filed at the EEOC after the emergence of high profile sexual harassment allegations in the media over the last yea…
believe that this increase actually reflects employees https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-sexual-harassment-trends/

The Purple Standard

In early August, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it was considering whether to deviate from the precedent of 2014’s Purple Communications, Inc. decision. To that end, the Board invited interested parties to submit amicus briefs on wheth…
d ruled that employers are required to allow employees to use corporate email systems for union org… employees https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/purple-standard/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

On July 18th, Timothy Netkovick and other Employment Law attorneys presented an all-day seminar. Topics presented were on Employment Law subjects from Handbooks to Alternative Dispute Resolution, including: •Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st …
   How to manage Troubling Employees. This event was hosted by NBI https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide1/

Social Media in the Workplace

Hosted by the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce
or hiring employees.   This seminar is being hosted by The Gr https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/westfield-chamber-commerce/

Accurate Job Descriptions: More Important Than Ever!

With the recent passage of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, the importance of accurate job descriptions is again driven home. As a refresher, the Equal Pay Act requires equal pay for “comparable work.” Comparable work is defined as work that requires “sub…
particular positions can aid in proving that employees engaged in several positions are not perform…what the employee was earning and what other employees are making for comparable work. In addition https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/accurate-job-descriptions-more-important-ever/

Sexual Harassment

Attorney Daniel Carr will lead a roundtable discussion on how we can profoundly change our approach to sexual harassment in the workplace.
re already training employees How to deal with essential employees who engage in sexual harassment https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/seminar-tbd/

Complying with the National Labor Relations Act

For employers, the most challenging aspect of complying with the National Labor Relations Act is the likelihood that National Labor Relations Board policy can change drastically over short periods of time. Over the last decade, the Obama-era NLRB greatly …
and which could be interpreted to prohibit employeess labor policies or treatment of employees. https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/complying-national-labor-relations-act/

Governor Baker Signs Non-Compete Bill into Law

Big changes are on the horizon regarding non-competition agreements. For the first time, there may be legal restrictions on the terms of those agreements, and, in a major development, employers may be required to pay former employees during the non-compet…
employers may be required to pay former employees during the non… the employees who can enter into those agreements… Nonexempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/governor-baker-signs-non-compete-bill-law/

Language Course: Legislature Passes Bill Restricting Non-compete Agreements

Big changes may be on the horizon regarding non-competition agreements. For the first time, there may be legal restrictions on the terms of those agreements, and, in a major development, employers may be required to pay former employees during the non-com…
employers may be required to pay former employees during the non… the employees who can enter into those agreements https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/legislature-passes-bill-restricting-non-compete-agreements/

Treading Lightly Within Employment Law

A recent federal court ruling highlighted a risk for employers, particularly small employers, about which you may not be aware. If you are a small business, you may not pay close attention to employment law decisions because many employment laws require a…
employment laws require a minimum number of employees and therefore may not apply to your business…loyer did not employ the requisite number of employees to be covered by the statute. Nonetheless https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/treading-lightly-within-employment-law/

Preventing Bystander Effect in the Workplace

Much of the standard run-of-the-mill harassment training conducted in the past have not been 100% effective as a prevention tool; the focus mainly being on avoiding legal liability. Litigation is costly to a business, and can drag on for years. It behoove…
may be the missing link between giving their employees knowledge and giving them the direct power t… what support should be given to employees who come forward as a witness https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/preventing-bystander-effect-workplace/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

On July 18th, please join the Timothy Netkovick and other Employment Law attorneys for an all-day seminar. Topics presented will be on Employment Law subjects from Handbooks to Alternative Dispute Resolution, including: •Employee handbooks and policie…
How to manage Troubling Employees. This event will be hosted by NBI https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide/

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