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The NLRB is Eyeing Electronic Employer Spying

The NLRB does not like employers spying on their employees. Its General Counsel released a memo this week which cautions that AI and surveillance tracking employees could chill Section 7 rights. That old chestnut–the right to discuss work conditions and … Read More

New EEOC Poster Ready for Hanging

Time for an office refresh! Without boring you with the details, the EEOC published a new poster, then took it down, then put up another new one. It happens. Check out the FAQs from the EEOC on best practices for … Read More

Give Kids a Chance: Hiring Minors

From Tim Kenneally, an experienced lawyer and parent of two teens: Any parent of teenagers will tell you they ALWAYS need money. Most teens think save is a “4-letter word.” Young adults definitely benefit from part-time employment.  In turn, employers … Read More

Should You Relax Your Marijuana Drug Testing Policy?

Last summer  Amazon removed marijuana from its pre-employment drug screening for all positions (excluding where required under federal law). Amazon recognized the change in the cannabis landscape: 19 states have legalized recreational marijuana use. A ripple effect was predicted at … Read More

Lessons from the Railroads

Thankfully, this is not a post about a railroad strike, which was narrowly averted. What pushed the railroad workers and their unions to the brink? Time. Specifically, time off from work and the ability to take sick days. According to … Read More

New Books, New Laws

The backpacks are all packed and it’s back to business for students. Fall is also a great time for employers to look ahead at what’s around the corner for employment compliance. There are many new laws that will become effective … Read More

I Am the Walrus: Not in Your Workplace

We all love our pets. And for some people, pets could include alligators, snakes, ducks–you name it. Some people need their pets or animals for emotional support. Others need a service animal, not a pet,  to help perform their job. … Read More

Law & Logic: Not for Independent Contractors in MA

From Tim Kenneally, who heads up our Litigation Department, comes the following update: “The aim of philosophy is the logical clarification of thought.” —Ludwig Wittgenstein  The aim of the courts—at least in Massachusetts—is confusion when it comes to independent contractors. … Read More

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