The New Paid Family and Medical Leave Act: What’s an Employer to Do?

While it may not  have been top of mind amid the Covid turmoil of 2020, the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML) was not impacted by the pandemic … more

Uber and Lyft Face Suit Over Treatment of Drivers as Independent Contractors Rather than Employees

The days of ride-share giants Uber and Lyft treating their drivers as independent contractors may be coming to an end in Massachusetts. At least, that is, if Attorney General Maura … more

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


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