Posts by: Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.

Can You Say That [in an Employee Handbook]?

June 19, 2018 |

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 […]

Sexual Harassment: A Problem Even Academics Haven’t Solved

June 14, 2018 |

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 […]

“Ban the Box” is a Mandate, Not a Suggestion

June 7, 2018 |

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 […]

WWYLD 5/30/18 – Proceed with Caution When Deducting from Pay

May 30, 2018 |

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 […]

No More Class Actions?

May 23, 2018 |

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.  […]

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