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 November 1, 2018. He presented, “Employment Law Hot Topics – How to Reduce Risk,” which addressed how recent changes in Massachusetts employment law impact small businesses. Specifically, Merrill discussed:

  • Wage laws – what do they require and what are the risks of noncompliance?
  • Sex at work/#MeToo – how to avoid harassment and discrimination problems
  • Noncompetition and confidentiality – how to protect valuable information from your competitors
  • Family and medical leave – the new law and current rules on when employees are entitled to leaves of absence
  • Employee vs. independent contractor

KSR Law is an annual sponsor of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center’s central regional office in Worcester, MA.

Merrill counsels individuals and small businesses on employment and other matters; handles discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge cases; drafts, negotiates, defends against, and litigates employment contracts; provides sexual harassment training and other educational services; drafts employment manuals; and handles a variety of civil matters (including business and real estate related matters). He is experienced in all Massachusetts state and federal courts, in arbitration and mediation, at the MCAD and EEOC, and in other administrative venues. Merrill is the author of the firm’s informative employment law blog.

About the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on, business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis. In addition, low-cost educational training programs are offered across the state targeted to the needs of small business. Services are delivered through a statewide network of skilled professionals supported by a vast network of federal, state, educational and private sector partners. With seven regional and specialty offices and 38 outreach locations across the state, services are available within 30-minutes of most potential clients in the state.

About KSR Law

KSR Law is a MetroWest law firm providing world-class representation and counsel to small businesses and their principals. With a special focus in employment, business and real estate law, the firm’s lawyers have decades of experience across the spectrum of small business issues — from corporate structures, business deals, and contracts to lending, financing, and all aspects of employee management, wages and noncompetition issues.