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Drafting and Reviewing Business Contracts

This seminar on Business Contracts will be hosted by NBI and will be held on Wednesday, May 15th in Springfield, MA. The following topics will be covered: I. Drafting Fundamentals: Essential Elements and Boilerplate Language 9:00-10:00 II. Represen…
Essential Elements and Boilerplate Language II.    Representations and Warranties https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/business-contracts/

How to Conduct Workplace Investigations

Join the Royal attorneys as they present a seminar on 10 Tips on How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation on Thursday, January 17, 2019 Recent state and federal court decisions underscore the importance of conducting thorough investigations. Some of t…
and those in a management position who are responsible for handlin https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/workplace-investigations-and-preventing-harassment1/

Employee Handbooks

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…
requires employers to engage in an interactive process with pregnant empl…     Raise in minimum wage to https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/employee-handbooks/

Royal P.C. Successfully Obtains Lack of Probable Cause Dismissal

Royal attorneys successfully obtain a dismissal on the basis of lack of probable cause in a case against a regional non-profit organization. The Complainant alleged discrimination on the basis of age and race/color.
inant alleged discrimination on the basis of age and race https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/firm-news/royal-pc-successfully-obtains-lack-probable-cause-dismissal/

Flu Season for Employers

It’s official. Flu season is back. Many of us are keeping our fingers crossed that we won’t have to suffer the fevers, congestion, sneezing, fatigue, and other symptoms this year. For employers, flu season adds an extra burden, including the operational b…
and punitive damages. This case is similar to another case from https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/flu-season-employers/

Employee Handbooks

requires employers to engage in an interactive process with pregnant empl… Raise in minimum wage to https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/seminar-tbd1/

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...
coming to wage and hour law in 2019. First…ncrease in the Massachusetts hourly minimum wage to …t will see the Massachusetts hourly minimum wage rise 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 …
nce has not been provided by courts or other agencies. It is worth noting that the safest…tandard. Given the magnitude of potential damages… including provisions for liquidated damages and https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-law-unclear-what-employers-should-do/

Human Resource Law from Start to Finish

On Wednesday, November 7, NBI hosted an all-day seminar. They presented on Human Resource Law from Start to Finish, with topics including: - Successful hiring and recruitment steps; - Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st century; - Wage and be…
Wage and benefit issues https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/human-resource-law-start-finish2/

Human Resource Law from Start to Finish

On Wednesday, November 7, join the Royal attorneys for an all-day seminar. They will be presenting on Human Resource Law from Start to Finish, with topics including: - Successful hiring and recruitment steps; - Employee handbooks and policies in the 2…
Wage and benefit issues https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/human-resource-law-start-finish1/

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…
and anyone in a management position who is responsible for overseei https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/social-media-workplace3/

Social Media in the Workplace

and anyone in a management position who is responsible for overseei https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/social-media-workplace2/

Effective Dates

In light of new and reformed legislation, a larger point worth discussing is raised. All new laws have an effective date. This is the date when the new law goes into effect. The timing of the effective date can be very important...
Because management is typically comprised of many people… laws are passed. The few months between passage and effective dates are not as long as they https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/effective-dates/

Incoming Employment Reform

Back in May 2018, we wrote that Governor Baker had signed new criminal justice reform legislation that had significant effects on Massachusetts’ ‘Ban the Box” regulations. Among other things, it shortened the time for sealing off criminal records...
raises the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 7 to 12 year…e new law also requires specific notice language for any employer inquiring into criminal rec https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/incoming-employment-reform-rules/

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…
ding its interpretation of the Lutheran Heritage Village of the NLRB has overruled the Lutheran Heritage https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/purple-standard/

Social Media in the Workplace

Presented by: Attorney Timothy M. Netkovick, of Royal P.C. Who Should Attend: Human Resources, Employers, Managers What you will learn: Prevalence of social media in the workplace A discussion of employers options and the impact of relevant employm…
Managers What you will learn https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/social-media-workplace2/

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 …
   Wage and hour violations…   How to manage Troubling Employees. This event was hosted 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
and anyone in a management position who is responsible for overseei 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…
With the recent passage of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act…sitions can aid in proving that employees engaged in several positions are not performing …rds saving an employer from the potential damages under the Equal Pay Act. The Equal Pact Act 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.
How to deal with essential employees who engage in sexual harassment https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/seminar-tbd/

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