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May 26, 2020

Labor & Employment

5 Legal Protections for Covid-Related Medical Leave

    Even as the Massachusetts economy reopens in phases, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the usual way of life for working individuals, families, businesses and communities.  This article will provide useful information for anyone who is out on, or considering, Covid-related medical leave. The need for paid sick leave or family […]

May 11, 2020

Labor & Employment

Massachusetts Healthcare Whistleblower Protection

  Six Things Healthcare Workers Need to Know About the Massachusetts Health Care Worker Whistleblower Statute: Necessary Employee Protection Amidst the COVID-19 Fall-Out In Massachusetts, the Health Care Worker Whistleblower Statute (formally known as M.G.L. c. 149, sec. 187) makes it unlawful for employers to retaliate against their health care provider employees who report dangerous […]

April 15, 2020

Labor & Employment

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Paid Sick Leave & Extended Family Medical Leave

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law and went into effect, under the supervision of the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, beginning April 2, 2020, up through December 31, 2020. The two primary provisions of the FFCRA are Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the […]

July 21, 2016

Labor & Employment

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Awards $500,000 In Attorney’s Fees To KJC LAW FIRM Based on “Enormous” Verdict In A Massachusetts Wage Act Case

KJC LAW FIRM attorneys Cook, Wilton, and Martin were collectively awarded five hundred thousand dollars in attorney’s fees for their work on behalf of Dr. Andrew Segal in the case of Segal v. Genitrix, Suffolk Superior Court C.A. No. 09-00776. Segal, a licensed medical doctor and inventor, managed a bio-tech research firm called Genitrix with […]

December 16, 2014

Labor & Employment

Earned Sick Time for Massachusetts Employees

Employees in the Commonwealth will soon be legally entitled to up to 40 hours of earned sick time per year, thanks to Massachusetts voters. Starting next summer, employees will be able to earn and use sick time to: a) care for the employee’s own physical or mental illness, injury, or medical condition; b) care for […]

August 17, 2010

Labor & Employment

Insidious Discrimination

When it comes to discrimination, people often talk in code. Rarely do we hear the classic hateful epithets for races, gender, or sexual orientation, at least not from employers when they are making decisions about employees. A few recent articles point out the subtle, or sometimes not so subtle, code words and phrases that have […]

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