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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…
With many new Massachusetts employment laws going into effect this year https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/employee-handbooks/

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…
discrimination in the workplace or about any employment law related matters https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/flu-season-employers/

Royal, P.C. Marks a Decade of Guiding Area Employers

Amy Royal was taking a calculated risk when she left a stable job in employment law to start her own firm at the start of the Great Recession. But those calculations proved correct, and as her firm marks 10 years in business, she reflects on how her team’…
alculated risk when she left a stable job in employment law to start her own firm at the start of the Gr https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/royal-pc-marks-decade-guiding-area-employers/

Employee Handbooks

Daniel C. Carr With many new Massachusetts employment laws going into effect this year 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...
ogs will examine the changes we have seen in employment law in 2018…2019. If you have any questions regarding employment law 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 …
or any other aspect of employment law https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-law-unclear-what-employers-should-do/

Update for Massachusetts Employers Regarding Leave for Veterans

Veterans Day will be observed this year on Monday, November 12, 2018. This is the first Veterans Day since the recent amendments to the Massachusetts HOME Act (M.G.L. c. 149 Section 52A ½).
or any other aspect of employment law https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/update-massachusetts-employers-regarding-leave-veterans/

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…
If you have any questions about labor and employment laws https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/tuesday-november-6th-election-day/

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…
out sexual harassment or any other labor and employment law matters https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/eeoc-sexual-harassment-trends/

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...
last minute to ensure compliance. We know employment laws change constantly. It often feels like a ne… regarding compliance or any other aspect of employment law 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...
u have any questions regarding any aspect of employment law https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/incoming-employment-reform-rules/

Using Social Media in Background Checks

Social media permeates every aspect of today’s society. The workplace is no exception. Employers are faced with an endless minefield of how to address employee’s social media posts that can potentially impact the employer’s business...
or any other aspect of employment law https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/using-social-media-background-checks/

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…
ave any questions on any aspect of labor and employment law 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…
employers options and the impact of relevant employment laws Hosted by the Greater Westfield Chamber 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 …
Timothy Netkovick and other Employment Law attorneys for an all…day seminar. Topics presented were on Employment Law subjects from Handbooks to Alternative Dispu https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide1/

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…
ave any questions on any aspect of labor and employment law https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/accurate-job-descriptions-more-important-ever/

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 …
ave any questions on any aspect of labor and employment law 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…
or any aspect of labor and employment law 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…
or any aspect of labor and employment law https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/legislature-passes-bill-restricting-non-compete-agreements/

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Reinstated

For the first time since the year 2015, Massachusetts will have a sales tax free holiday. Governor Baker signed a bill stating that August 11 and 12 will be sales tax free days. The holiday eliminates the state’s 6.25% tax on the Aug. 11-12 weekend for al…
or any labor and employment law matters https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/massachusetts-sales-tax-holiday-reinstated/

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