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WHEN TAX LAW MEETS THE #METOO MOVEMENT

Jan 18, 2018 by Jill C. McQueen

Anyone who has tuned into the news in recent weeks is surely aware of two things: that sweeping changes to the tax code have just been signed into law, and that prominent people in the...

Political Activism and the Workplace

Dec 04, 2017 by Jill C. McQueen

In the age of social media and viral videos, an employee's involvement in protests or other forms of political expression is unlikely to escape the attention of his employer. What happen​s...

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Sep 13, 2017 by Jill C. McQueen

In July, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided a case involving medical marijuana, and employers nationwide took notice.  The case was brought by a woman terminated from her job...

No-Recording Rules in the Workplace

Jul 03, 2017 by Jill C. McQueen

When confronted with an employee who wishes to record a workplace meeting or other interaction, a management representative’s first reaction may be to refuse the request.  May an employer...

Surveillance in a Unionized Workplace: The Duty to Bargain Prior to Activating Cameras

Jun 19, 2017 by Robert J. McBride

In an unpublished ruling dated April 3, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) followed its own precedent by ordering a company to stop unilaterally turning on surveillance...

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