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Retail Marijuana and its Impact on the Workplace

The legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts and the opening of local marijuana stores has left employers a little hazy on how this may impact their business. On Thursday, February 7th, Royal, P.C. will host a round-table style seminar to discuss some…
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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…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/social-media-workplace3/

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 …
workplace policies were interpreted to be unlawful. For example https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/complying-national-labor-relations-act/

MA Court Clarifies Test To Determine Who Is An “Employee” For Purposes of Workers' Compensation Coverage

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the statutory definition of an independent contractor under the Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Act last week...
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/ma-court-clarifies-test-determine-who-employee-purposes-workers-compensation-coverage/

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Managing employee appearance in the workplace can be challenging. Generally, private employers can set whatever dress, grooming, and appearance standards that they think are appropriate for their businesses, as long as the standards are not discriminatory…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/creating/

A Transition in the Law: Transgender Discrimination

On April 21, 2017, Royal attorneys presented a seminar discussing how to navigate through the legal landscape of the evolving and challenging area of discrimination law: transgender discrimination
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/transition-law-transgender-discrimination1/

Managing Employee Appearances and Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

On March 24, 2017, Attorney Timothy M. Netkovick presented on the challenges of managing employee appearances and providing religious accommodations in the workplace. This seminar was hosted by the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/managing-employee-appearances-and-religious-accommodations-workplace/

Managing Employee Appearance and Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

On January 5, 2017, Royal, P.C. hosted a roundtable-style seminar on religious discrimination, and managing appearances in the workplace.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/managing-employee-appearance-and-religious-accommodations-workplace/

Massachusetts Marijuana Law and the Workplace

On December 13, 2016, Royal, P.C. hosted a round-table style seminar to discuss some of the most common areas that employers express uncertainty and concern about regarding the new law permitting the recreational use of marijuana.
free workplace policies https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/massachusetts-marijuana-law-and-workplace/

Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

On November 16, 2016, Attorney Timothy M. Netkovick presented on a variety of topics including Wage and Hour Law, Workplace Behavior, the Hiring process, and Employee Handbooks.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/human-resource-law-start-finish1/

Massachusetts Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana

On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters legalized marijuana for recreational use. The new law goes into effect next month, on December 15, 2016.
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Managing Employee Lifestyles and Appearances in the Workplace in 2017

On October 10, 2016, Royal, P.C. presented at the NAMWOLF Labor & Employment PAC CLE held at Walmart's Home Office Auditorium in Bentonville, Arkansas.
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/managing-employee-lifestyles-and-appearance-workplace-2017/

The Painkiller Epidemic: Legal Implications of Prescription Drug Use in the Workplace

On April 18, 2016, Royal, P.C. held a seminar for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce on prescription drug use in the workplace.
free workplace policies and drug testing https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/painkiller-epidemic-legal-implications-prescription-drug-use-workplace/

The Painkiller Epidemic: Legal Implications of Prescription Drug Use in the Workplace

Prescription drug use in the workplace is on the rise. From an employer’s perspective, employees who are abusing prescription medication tend to be less productive, less reliable, prone to absenteeism, a greater safety risk, and create unnecessary costs,…
free workplace policies and conducting drug testing https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/painkiller-epidemic-legal-implications-prescription-drug-use-workplace/

NLRB Holds Employer’s Distribution and Solicitation Policy Violates the National Labor Relations Act

In its latest decision aimed at scrutinizing employers’ workplace rules, the National Labor Relations Board found the distribution and solicitation policy of one employer unlawfully restricted employees Section 7 rights to unionize free from employer inte…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-holds-employers-distribution-and-solicitation-policy-violates-national-labor-relations-act/

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New Northampton Smoking Restrictions Affect Employers

Yesterday, the Northampton Board of Health met to discuss amendments to the town smoking regulations. These amendments renewed a complete prohibition of smoking in workplaces and other areas. Notably, unlike other regulations, to be a “workplace” under …
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/new-northampton-smoking-restrictions-affect-employers/

The Legal Implications of Drug Abuse in the Workplace: The Painkiller Epidemic, HRMA

Prescription drug abuse in the workplace is on the rise. From an employer's perspective, employees who are abusing prescription medication tend to be less productive, less reliable, prone to absenteeism, a greater safety risk, and create unnecessary costs…
free workplace policies and conducting drug testing https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/legal-implications-drug-abuse-workplace-painkiller-epidemic-hrma/

Cupid’s Arrow Can Be Painful: Employers Should Update Policies on Office Dating, Sexual Harrassment

Jill arrives at work on Valentine’s Day to find a box of chocolates, a teddy bear, and a card on her desk. Smiling, she reaches for the card. Her smile fades as she identifies her admirer. Valentine’s Day is a reminder of a common challenge many employ…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/cupids-arrow-can-be-painful-employers-should-update-policies-office-dating-sexual-harrassment/

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