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  • Remote Worker? You’re Vulnerable.

    May 22, 2019

    If you are a remote worker, you know the benefit of your job status.  First, there’s that two minute commute from your room to your desk.  You’ve stocked your kitchen with your favorite coffee or tea and snacks.  You’re allowed to arrive at your desk in sweats, a concert tee and flip flops.  There’s no email from HR afterwards reminding everyone of the meaning of business casual.  Moreover, you may have more flexibility if you are a remote worker.   Your schedule may allow you to visit an elderly relative or pick up the kids from school.  There’s a downsid

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  • Verbal and Written Warnings: 4 Things to Know

    Mar 1, 2018

    Verbal and written warnings are a head’s up from your employer that all is not well. If you’ve received a verbal or written warning, you may be anxious about your job.  Here are four things you should know if you’ve received a verbal or written warning or a performance improvement plan. warnings 1.Verbal and Written Warnings May be Progressive Discipline Many companies have written policies that include verbal and written warnings.  These policies are often contained in handbooks.  Employers typically use what’s known as “progressive discipline” to

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  • Sexual Harassment Laws Need to Change

    Oct 25, 2017

    Sexual Harassment Time Frames for Filing Sexual harassment laws need to change to protect victims of sexual harassment.  Currently, victims have a very short time frame for filing claims.  The statute of limitations is only 180 calendar days for filing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“ EEOC”) or 300 calendar days if a state agency enforces a law that prohibits sexual harassment on the same basis. These limited time frames include weekends and holidays in the calculation. The time frame for filing with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) is

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