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Massachusetts to Begin Reopening Business

It’s been about two months since Governor Charlie Baker issued his shut-down order to most Massachusetts businesses. Now, the Governor says, it’s time to start the reopening process. It won’t … more


Employer Update: Coronavirus and the Workplace

In our last Coronavirus update on March 17, we provided early information on employee furloughs, unemployment qualifications, small business loans and the like. Obviously, the illness has run rampant since … more


New Laws in 2018 Bring Risks to Employers that Make Keeping an Effective Employee Handbook More Important than Ever

In Massachusetts, doing what seems fair for employees and hoping for the best is no longer good enough. The legal landscape is too complex, the risks far too great. Employers … more


Metrowest Law Firm Kushner Sanders Ravinal LLP Changes Name to KSR Law

Boston, MA – Kushner Sanders Ravinal LLP is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the firm will be known as KSR Law. The new trade name reflects the evolution of the … more


KSR Law’s Jack Merrill Speaks to Business Owners at Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

Boston, MA – Jack Merrill, a veteran employment lawyer and civil litigator at MetroWest law firm KSR Law, spoke at the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) at Clark University on … more


New Massachusetts Noncompetition Law Takes Effect on October 1, 2018, and Will Likely Increase Litigation Due to Confusing Terms

After years of debating the issue, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed a noncompetition bill during its last-minute voting crunch in July. The new law nominally impacts only non-compete agreements entered … more


#METOO SOUNDS ALARM ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

It isn’t a surprise. At least, it shouldn’t be. Anyone with eyes, ears and a job has long known that employees often make sexual comments at work. Though the behavior … more


With the New Equal Pay Act Set to Take Effect on July 1, 2018, it’s Time for Employers to Evaluate their Wage Practices

The effective date of the new Massachusetts Equal Pay Act is fast approaching, and employers who have not yet begun to evaluate wage disparities between men and women need to … more


Headlines about Sexual Harassment in Business and Politics are a Call to Action for Massachusetts Employers to Train their Staffs

Recent accusations of sexual harassment by powerful men in business and politics are shining a bright light on the need for Massachusetts businesses to be vigilant about conduct in their … more


Pregnant Workers Will Enjoy Broad New Job Protections under Recently Signed Massachusetts Law

A new law set to take effect in Massachusetts early next Spring will protect pregnant women in ways many people never imagined. Beginning April 1, 2018, employers will be required … more