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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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Know Your Employees – Or Else!

Recent Appeals Court Case Highlights An Employer’s Potential Liability For An Employee Outrageously Overstepping the Bounds On a dark and stormy night, your employee abuses her access to your electronic data systems and snoops in an insurance database to dig … 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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Reminder: Employees Are Legally Entitled to Time Off From Work to Vote

Massachusetts law requires employers in any manufacturing, mechanical or mercantile establishments to give employees, upon request, up to two hours after the polls open to vote.  Technically, employers need only give employees leave during the first two hours of the … Continue reading

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: A Federal Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

On May 11th, President Obama signed The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) permitting companies and/or individuals with trade secrets to file civil lawsuits in federal court to remedy the misappropriation of such secrets.  Thanks to DTSA, trade secrets now receive … Continue reading

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Cheryl Spakauskas Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Mirick O’Connell’s Labor Group congratulates one of its fabulous paralegals, Cheryl Spakauskas, who received the “Excellence in Paralegal Work” Award at the Annual Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law banquet held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston … Continue reading

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