Employees with proposed severance agreements often wonder if they can review and negotiate the agreement themselves. Severance agreements are typically written to protect the company. Severance agreements are contracts. The terms can affect you for months or years after you’ve left the company.
Nine Things to Know about Severance Agreements
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Market Basket employees and customers are celebrating a successful job action that led to the return of ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. This dispute dominated news in Massachusetts, became a national story, and blew up social media sites. From a lawyer’s perspective, what the heck was so unique about it and what does it mean . . . → Read More: Market Basket A Game Changer
Massachusetts law forbids sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment is either “Quid pro quo” sexual harassment or hostile environment sexual harassment. Quid pro quo is a latin term that means “this for that.” This type of sexual harassment occurs when an employer or manager gives a promotion or demotion or otherwise changes the terms . . . → Read More: Sexual Harassment in the Massachusetts Workplace
I am pleased to have been invited to present on the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law at the Westford Job Seekers Network on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library in Westford, Massachusetts. We’re going to discuss the three part test used in Massachusetts to determine whether an individual has been . . . → Read More: Upcoming Seminar on the Independent Contractor Law
I have been fortunate to meet with groups of employees in job transition and to share thoughts on the legal rights of Massachusetts employees. On May 21, 2012 I presented at the ValleyWorks Career Center in Lawrence. I discussed severance agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and the laws in Massachusetts protecting employees against discrimination.
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The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) is reporting that many workers who have been out of the labor market for a long period of time are being left out of the recovery from the Great Recession. The WSJ video can be found here. The gist of the reporting is that the longer the workers are unemployed, . . . → Read More: Long Term Unemployment and Age Discrimination
Massachusetts networking groups for job seekers are in full gear for 2012, lining up speakers for their programs. On January 11th I presented at WIND North, a networking group in Wilmington, MA. I had the opportunity to meet with a terrific group of job seekers from many industries and talk about the laws that affect . . . → Read More: Upcoming Presentations In Massachusetts for Individuals in Job Transition