Posts by: Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.
June 19, 2018 | Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.
A well-written Employee Handbook is a crucial tool for employers. It helps employees to understand expectations, benefits, privileges, and consequences. It helps management and HR to act consistently, over time, across department, and across locations. But, a handbook can pose problems for the employer if it outlines: A policy that is not adhered to in […]
June 14, 2018 | Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.
Here’s a math problem for you: Harassment Policy + Harassment Training = ____________ According to the EEOC and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the answer is: a workplace in which sexual harassment remains a prevalent issue. Earlier this week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a 311-page […]
June 7, 2018 | Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.
Yesterday, Massachusetts Attorney General (“AG”) Maura Healey issued a press release that detailed an AG investigation into employer compliance with Massachusetts’ “ban the box” law. This investigation, which appears to have been conducted independent of a specific complaint by an applicant or employee, revealed that many employers in the Boston and Cambridge area had paper […]
May 30, 2018 | Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.
At least once a week, I receive a question from a client asking whether a deduction can lawfully be made from an employee’s paycheck. Especially for employers who operate in multiple states, navigating the federal and state wage and hour laws that govern deductions can be challenging and can limit an employer’s ability to consistently […]
May 23, 2018 | Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.
This past Monday, a divided United States Supreme Court dropped a bomb, holding that an employer can require its employees to agree to individual arbitration and waive their right to participate in class or collective action. The Court’s 5-4 decision resolved three different cases (from the fifth, seventh, and ninth circuit courts) with similar facts. […]Next Page »