During the recession many companies in Massachusetts have been laying off or firing employees who are older workers. Employees who have been let go are often concerned that their employer may have violated Massachusetts or federal age discrimination laws.
Laws, including Massachusetts General Laws 151B and the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), provide . . . → Read More: Age Discrimination Claims in Massachusetts
On Tuesday, January 25th at noon I will present on what you need to know about severance agreements at the Boston Society of Architects for the Admistration and HR Group. We’ll discuss when it is appropriate to use severance agreements, what terms are typically negotiated, and what needs to be in the agreement in order . . . → Read More: Upcoming Presentation on Severance Agreements
Although not widely known among employers, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) has a testing program that is designed to test, gather data and make recommendations to initiate claims of discriminatory hiring practices. The MCAD uses “Paired Testing” whereby two job candidates who are matched in credentials, except for some characteristic such as age, race . . . → Read More: MCAD’s Testing Program Targets Discriminatory Hiring Practices
Welcome and thank you for visiting our employment blog. Check back often for updates on employment cases of interest, changes in statutes and regulations, and reports on best practices in employment in Massachusetts. We don’t give legal advice here, because employment matters are fact specific and each case is different. We do hope you find . . . → Read More: Welcome to the Boston, Massachusetts Employment Law Blog