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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…
free workplace policies https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/marijuana-and-workplace/

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 …
era Board policies and decisions have already been reversed 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…
Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st century 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…
Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st century 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…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/social-media-workplace3/

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...
especially when you need to institute new policies https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/effective-dates/

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…
o amend their internet and email systems use policies to ensure compliance with the NLRB…naled aggressive enforcement for maintaining policies that …compliant policies are still lawful if Purple Communications is 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 …
   Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st century https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide1/

Sexual Harassment

Attorney Daniel Carr will lead a roundtable discussion on how we can profoundly change our approach to sexual harassment in the workplace.
the perfunctory sexual harassment policies and bland pro forma sexual harassment traini 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 …
workplace policies were interpreted to be unlawful. For example…s labor policies or treatment of employees. … policies requiring respectful conduct towards coworke https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/complying-national-labor-relations-act/

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…
emely careful when writing and communicating policies to your employees. Even if your business is …e problem also exists when writing personnel policies https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/treading-lightly-within-employment-law/

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…
Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st century https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide/

NLRB Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding Handbook Policies

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued an Advisory Opinion regarding common Employee Handbook polices. The Advisory marks a change in NLRB interpretation of common handbook policies.
ge in NLRB interpretation of common handbook policies. As employers are aware… this new Advisory affects Handbook Policies containing … will want to be aware that certain handbook policies are still prohibited by the NLRB. Chief amon https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-issues-advisory-opinion-regarding-handbook-policies/

Understanding What Language Policies Are and Are Not Legal In the Workplace

Last week, a New York-based attorney complained to a restaurant that he heard employees speaking Spanish to other customers. It’s important that we understand what language policies are and are not legal in the workplace...
s important that we understand what language policies are and are not legal in the workplace. T… policiesonly policies are often used as a pretext for discriminati https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/understanding-what-language-policies-are-and-are-not-legal-workplace/

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/

Reminder to Review Handbooks as New Laws Become Effective

With two 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.
l want to conduct a review of their handbook policies to ensure there is no language that potentia…id a great deal of attention to social media policies in employer handbooks. As social media becom https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/reminder-review-handbooks-new-laws-become-effective/

The Benefits and Pitfalls of the Employee Handbook

"Most companies, especially larger ones, have employee handbooks that detail everything from vacation time to reasons for termination. Yet, too many are content to draft a handbook and shelve it for years, never reviewing it for changes in the regulatory …
egarding employment and limitations of these policies. Read the full article here https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/benefits-and-pitfalls-employee-handbook/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

On Wednesday, February 28, the Royal attorneys presented an all-day seminar on Employment Law from Handbooks to Alternative Dispute Resolution
Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st century https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/employment-law-2018-comprehensive-guide/

Employment Law 2018: A Comprehensive Guide

Please join Royal, P.C. attorneys for a comprehensive seminar on Employment Law, hosted by the National Business Institute in Springfield, MA.
Employee handbooks and policies in the 21st century https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/event/national-business-institute-employment-law/

Sexual Harassment: The Watershed Moment

On Thursday, Royal attorney Daniel Carr led a roundtable discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace
the perfunctory sexual harassment policies and bland pro forma sexual harassment traini…u have any questions about sexual harassment policies or any other employment law matters https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/sexual-harassment-watershed-moment/

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