In my employment agreement it states I cannot offer services "offered by the Company for clients who are also clients of SOFTWARE" so if a customer was never a client of the Company but use the same SOFTWARE is that prohibited or are they fair game?
My business partner and I have worked together in Healthcare for 8 years and decided to open a part time homecare business. Her husband is very insecure and the Jealous type. He has been convinced we were having an affair but we are not. We are good friends and share personal, business and chat... Read more »
I am considered an "at will" employee, however, I do have a contract that I have signed and the contract requires I give 90-days notice upon leaving. In my resignation letter, I gave 60+ days but they are telling me that I need to stay the full 90 days. I do not feel as though they will... Read more »
Non-Competition. During employment and for 12 months after the Separation Date (the “Restricted Period”), Employee will not, directly or indirectly, in any jurisdiction in which Employee provided services or had a material presence or influence on behalf of the company during the final 2 years... Read more »
They say I was identified as someone who may have information relevant to an allegation of discrimination based on a disability. They also name the person bringing the case. They are asking me to acknowledge receipt of the hold, and that I should preserve said documents. I have no knowledge or... Read more »
I have a hearing for an appeal on my unemployment claim tomorrow- I quit my job due to medical needs. My employer has let me know they will not be attending tomorrow and have no intent of fighting this claim. Does this mean my claim can still be denied?
I informed them several times that... Read more »
I work as a bartender. My boss posted of a video of my bartending skills on social media. He did not ask my permission. I wrote a letter addressed to my boss asking him to take down the video and that he does not have my permission to post any photos, videos, etc. of me while working. I have a... Read more »
It’s a discrimination lawsuit
answered on Dec 11, 2022
Inform your attorney of this in writing and speak with your lawyer about what sounds like a serious misunderstanding.
answered on Oct 26, 2022
Since the Plaintiffs' were over the 20 days from service what is the Motion called that can be put in? How does this Motion work within the Courts and/or Judge?
answered on Oct 24, 2022
20 days from service, see Massachusetts Superior Court Rules 12 and 13.
Employee submitted fake driving records and was let go when real ones where obtained by HR. Company reputation was damaged.
answered on Oct 4, 2022
Good morning. Based on the information you provided, I am assuming a former employee submitted bogus driving records and when that was discovered, was fired and subsequently has been defaming the company. If that is the case, it sounds like there might be a potential defamation case but suing... Read more »
It will be used as proof that I submitted a freelancers invoice for payment.
answered on Jul 26, 2022
There are generally no laws that would prevent you from doing this, but you should check your employer's policies on email security before doing so. If an employer adopts a policy against using your work email for purposes other than the work for the employer, you could be disciplined if you... Read more »
My husband lives in MA but works in NH. Can his employer make him use his vacation time if he's sick with Covid?
answered on Jan 18, 2022
Yes. There are no laws that require employers to pay their employees for time off work for any reason (and additional COVID-19 laws that would apply to this situation expired in 2020), so if the employer offers any form of paid time off, it can require that it be used according to its own... Read more »
Hi! I am a former UPS driver who was terminated after an employee accused me of drinking alcohol in the UPS truck and "acting drunk". The police were called and I passed a field sobriety test. My manager required me to submit to a "drug and alcohol test" although when I went... Read more »
answered on Dec 22, 2021
Generally speaking, an employer can always require a drug test. However, your question appears under the heading of "workers' compensation," which only deals with workplace injuries. It belongs under the heading of "employment law," and I will defer to experts in that... Read more »
Owner of company knowingly put me in danger of contracting covid by making me drive in a work van while he was visibly, extremely sick. Within days of that exposure I was diagnosed as covid positive. Refuses to pay me.
answered on Nov 24, 2021
While numerous laws were enacted in response to COVID-19 in 2020, these extra protections all expired on December 31, 2020. Now, whether and how much pay you are entitled to is governed strictly by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA does not require employers to offer sick pay or pay you... Read more »
I am from Bangladesh, I recently received job offer from an employer in US and I would like to know what's the procedure for Bangladeshi citizens to be able to meet the immigration requirements. I will be working at a Coffee chain shop in state of Massachusetts which I... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2021
You may qualify for an L visa or you will need an H visa. More information is needed. Secondly, it is the employers responsibility to take care of the initial visa requirements for the employee. I suggest you have the emplooyer contact an experienced immigration attorney.
I had reported that my accomodations for light duty were not being made and a few days later I was suspended and haven't been told why
answered on Oct 6, 2021
You should contact a Massachusetts employment attorney to discuss your situation. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees based on requests for accommodations (or, in your situation, complaints that the accommodation requested is not... Read more »
The administrator had us working with no PPE and we all got covid. I still work at the place but people are suing the company. Would I be fired if I joined the lawsuit.
answered on Aug 29, 2021
This is a Workers Compensation question. My specialty is nursing home abuse litigation. Since you were injured in the course and scope of your employment, seek out a Work Comp lawyer. Best of luck.
Had breast cancer, chemo, radiation. Applied for a job, then covid hit. My immune system was really low as it was. Then went blind for over 6 months. Found out I have type 1 diabetes. Insulin 4 orore times a day. Immune system even lower. Trying to look for a job but they want me to pay them back... Read more »
answered on Jul 8, 2021
I'm sorry for your ordeal. This is something that a Massachusetts attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could repost under Employment Law. If you still don't get a response, try reaching out to attorneys to see if you could arrange a free... Read more »
would my employer get in trouble if i waived my breaks? i work 8 hours a day in MA and prefer to not take breaks
answered on May 26, 2021
Federal law does not require employers to offer any break periods to employees, so whether you are offered or take breaks does not give rise to any legal claim in and of itself. However, if you are told you must take breaks, then you can disciplined if you do not do so. In addition, while employers... Read more »
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