Author Archives: Amanda Marie Baer

About Amanda Marie Baer

Amanda Marie Baer is an associate in the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group and Litigation Group.  Amanda focuses her practice on representing employers in federal and state courts and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, defending against claims concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, accommodations, and wage and hour laws.  Amanda also has experience in conducting workplace investigations into allegations of discrimination or harassment, enforcing and defending employment, noncompetition/nonsolicitation, and severance agreements and representing businesses in contractual, fraud, and general business litigation matters.

Join Us for Our Annual Labor, Employee and Employee Benefits Seminar!

Our annual Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar is being held on April 12th at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. Last year, over 200 HR professionals and business owners attended the seminar. In addition to the program, we kick off … Continue reading

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Is a “Love Contract” Right for Your Office Lovebirds?

Is love in the air at your office? Unfortunately, such romances can become nightmares for employers, as workplace romances can lead to accusations of unfair treatment, sexual harassment, retaliation, and even workplace violence. For these reasons, employers may wish to … Continue reading

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Get Ready: the Major Changes to Employment Law we are Likely to See Under the Trump Administration

After President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, the world of human resources and employment law may see a major upheaval.  While it is impossible to predict exactly what may happen in the coming years, we anticipate that the … Continue reading

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MBA’s 14th Annual In-House Counsel Conference, “What Keeps Counsel Up At Night”

On Thursday, December 1, Bob Kilroy will be speaking as part of a panel the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 14th Annual In-House Counsel Conference, entitled “What Keeps Counsel Up At Night.”   The program will provide information on topics and trends of … Continue reading

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What Massachusetts Employers Should Know About Recreational Marijuana

On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question legalizing marijuana for recreational and commercial use. The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (the “Act”) provides that – as of December 15, 2016 – persons at least 21 years … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Employers Required to Provide Paid Leave on Veterans Day

In July 2016, Chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws was amended to require Massachusetts employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid leave on Veterans Day for any veteran desiring to participate in a Veterans Day exercise, parade, … Continue reading

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EEOC Announces Approval of Revised EEO-1

On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced the approval of a revised Employer Information Report (the “Revised EEO-1”) that must be submitted by private employers and federal contractors with 100 or more employees. For many … Continue reading

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