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February 11, 2020

Generally speaking, current and former employees of Massachusetts employers have a right to request a copy of their personnel file. In order for the request to fit within the scope of the Massachusetts Personnel Records Law, however, it needs to be done in writing. Email is sufficient.

There are many different types of employers, so it is impossible to speak generally as to whom the request should...

December 29, 2017

A recent op-ed in the New York Times advocates for the imposition of just cause employment to be passed as part of any employment reform legislation. I explain the concepts of employment-at-will and its opposite, just cause employment, to prospective clients all the time so I wanted to take the opportunity to explain it here in the wake of this op-ed

The default employment relationship in Massachuset...

September 9, 2016

Evil HR Lady, a Human Resources professional who has been trying to -- in her words "demystify your Human Resources Department" by way of her blog -- has posted a funny yet useful update on hiring a lawyer to deal with workplace issues. 

She writes

I get a lot of questions where the answer is, “you need to speak with an attorney.” Attorneys are expensive, and while some work on con...

September 8, 2016

A Cambridge-based au pair agency and a host family sued Attorney General Maura Healey last week to stop the application of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the supporting regulations to au pair host families.

According to their civil complaint, Cultural Care Au Pair sued because the Domestic Workers law and regulations will increase the amount host families are required to pay...

August 11, 2016

In the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has updated two of its posters.

The first pertains to federal wage and hour requirements regarding the minimum wage, overtime, breaks for nursing mothers, and tipped employees

The second pertains to Employee Polygraph Protection Act, which bans most private employers from using lie detector tests at either the hiring stage or during the cours...

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