Appeals Court Holds that Employees of Massachusetts Governmental Agencies Cannot Sue Under the Wage Act

In a decision that reminds us all of the often-overlook power of government to make and apply the rules that regulate society, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals decided that employees … more

New Law Requires Employers to Provide their Workers up to 40 Hours of Sick Leave to Address COVID-19 Issues

Effective from May 28 through September 30, 2021, employers in Massachusetts must provide up to 40 hours of paid sick time to workers who require leave due to Covid-19, either … more

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