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Ask the Hotline | How Do We Address Employee Arrested for DUI?

November 18, 2019

Given that you state that there is no connection between the arrest and what she does for your company (i.e. she doesn’t drive for you), the company has a number of options it may elect to pursue. Read more...

FLSA Retaliation Lands Employer in Hot Water

November 18, 2019

A recent Massachusetts court case illustrates the importance of the anti-retaliation provision of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Read more...

When Is A Lunch Break Not A Lunch Break?

November 18, 2019

Who knew that the 30-miute lunch break could be such a minefield for employers? Read more...

California Bans 'No-Rehire' Provisions

November 5, 2019

California recently enacted a law that prohibits “no-rehire” provisions in employment settlement agreements. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | When is a Bonus Discretionary?

November 5, 2019

In general, discretionary bonuses are the more common form of bonus given by an employer. Read more...

Older-Worker Protections Affect Release of Claims

November 5, 2019

One of the key ones has to do with the impact of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), a federal law designed to protect the interest of older workers. Read more...

Ask the Hotline | Docking the Pay of an Exempt Employee

October 21, 2019

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white-collar regulations outline the process an employer must follow in order to classify somebody as exempt. Read more...

Don't Let Winter Leave Your Company in the Cold

October 21, 2019

As the days begin to shorten, many employers have questions about how to cope with the challenges to their work operation brought about by winter. Winter-weather emergencies come in all shapes and sizes including floods, power failures, blizzards, ice storms, and sub-zero cold snaps. Read more...

Separating Acceptable from Unacceptable I-9 Documents

October 21, 2019

Many employers pose questions about what constitutes an acceptable identification document for purposes of the I-9 form. Read more...

Apprenticeship Tax Credit Begins July 1

June 22, 2019

An Apprenticeship Tax Credit program created in the 2018 Economic Stimulus bill will become available to Massachusetts companies on July 1. Read more...

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