Massachusetts Employment Law
Advice and successful strategies for both sides
- Product Number: 2000269B00
- Publication Date: 3/25/2022
- Edition: 5th Edition 2020, with 2022 Supplement
- Copyright: © 2022 MCLE, Inc.
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Whether you advise corporate America, the 'mom-and-pop' business, the non-salaried worker, the executive, or the independent contractor, Massachusetts Employment Law can help you sort through the many statutes and regulations—both state and federal—that provide causes of action and defenses to volatile workplace disputes. Filled with step-by-step guidance, coverage of important case law, and practical tips, this comprehensive manual will ensure you have the resources you need to recognize the issues and plan an effective course of action for your client.
Update: March 2022
Thank you for updating your reference library with the 2022 supplement to Massachusetts Employment Law .
Highlights of just some of the many updates in this supplement include
- new case law on the bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) affirmative defense in gender discrimination cases (see chapter 6);
- an updated discussion on racial discrimination claims (see chapter 9);
- completely reenvisioned materials on discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity (see chapter 12);
- discussion of the latest cases interpreting Massachusetts' independent contractor law including those related to how rideshare drivers should be classified (see chapter 16); and
- an explanation of Massachusetts' Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (see, for example, chapter 17).
We at MCLE hope that you will continue to find Massachusetts Employment Law to be a comprehensive and valuable resource. Thank you for your continued support.
Alexis J. LeBlanc, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney
Update: January 2020
Thank you for updating your reference library with the 2020 revised edition of Massachusetts Employment Law .
This 2020 edition brings together all of MCLEâ€™s core employment law resources in one title. New topics covered include
- understanding the Massachusetts independent contractor law,
- pursuing employment-related claims at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and
- working with a plaintiff-client on a wrongful termination claim.
Topics previously separated into different chapters offering employee-perspective and employer-perspective guidance are now combined into one for faster research. Additionally, throughout the book you will find expert guidance on new cases and statutes affecting your daily practice.
We at MCLE hope that you will continue to find Massachusetts Employment Law to be a valuable resource. Thank you for your continued support.
Alexis J. LeBlanc, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney
- Update: March 2022
Table of Contents
Table of Contentsexpand allChapter 1 expand
Introduction to the Practice of Employment LawBuy ChapterChapter 2 expand
Employment ContractsBuy Chapter
Checklist 2.1- Employment Contract Claim Strategy Checklist for Employer’s Counsel Buy FormChapter 3 expand
Common Law Tort Claims in the Employment ContextBuy ChapterChapter 4 expand
Overview of Employment DiscriminationBuy ChapterChapter 5 expand
Age Discrimination in EmploymentBuy Chapter
Checklist 5.1- Age Discrimination Strategy Checklist for Defense Attorneys Buy FormChapter 6 expand
Gender DiscriminationBuy ChapterChapter 7 expand
Disability DiscriminationBuy ChapterChapter 8 expand
Pregnancy DiscriminationBuy ChapterChapter 9 expand
Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin DiscriminationBuy ChapterChapter 10 expand
Religious DiscriminationBuy ChapterChapter 11 expand
Sexual HarassmentBuy ChapterChapter 12 expand
Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender IdentityBuy ChapterChapter 13 expand
RESERVEDChapter 14 expand
Massachusetts Payment of Wages Law—G.L. c. 149, §§ 148–150Buy Chapter
Exhibit 14A- G.L. c. 149, § 148: Covered Employers and Employees Buy Form
Exhibit 14B- 2008 Massachusetts Attorney General Advisory on Independent Contractor Law Buy Form
Exhibit 14C- Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc., Order of Certification Buy Form
Exhibit 14D- Wage Payment Due Dates Under G.L. c. 149, § 148 Buy FormChapter 15 expand
Federal and State Overtime LawsBuy Chapter
Checklist 15.1- Plaintiff’s Checklist Regarding Overtime Issues Buy FormChapter 16 expand
The Massachusetts Independent Contractor LawBuy ChapterChapter 17 expand
The Family and Medical Leave ActBuy ChapterChapter 18 expand
The Small Necessities Leave ActBuy ChapterChapter 19 expand
Mental Health ConditionsBuy ChapterChapter 20 expand
Interrelationships Among Federal and Massachusetts Leave LawsBuy ChapterChapter 21 expand
Collective Activity and the National Labor Relations ActBuy Chapter
Checklist 21.1- Checklist to Determine Whether an NLRB Charge Is Appropriately Filed on Behalf of a Disciplined or Discharged Employee Buy FormChapter 22 expand
Privacy in the WorkplaceBuy ChapterChapter 23 expand
ERISABuy ChapterChapter 24 expand
Employee Noncompetition AgreementsBuy ChapterChapter 25 expand
Unemployment for the UninitiatedBuy ChapterChapter 26 expand
Availability of Insurance Coverage for Employment ClaimsBuy Chapter
Checklist 26.1- Insurance Coverage for Employment Claims: Strategy Options Checklists for the Employee and the Employer Buy FormChapter 27 expand
Employment Claims at the MCAD: Client Intake, Forum Review, and Drafting and Filing the ChargeBuy ChapterChapter 28 expand
Employment Claims at the MCAD: Responding to a Complaint, Investigating the Complaint, and the Probable Cause DeterminationBuy ChapterChapter 29 expand
Employment Claims at the MCAD: Prehearing, Hearing, and AppealsBuy Chapter
Checklist 29.1- Checklist for Filing an Appeal of an Adverse Decision of an MCAD Hearing Commissioner to the Full Commission Buy FormChapter 30 expand
Wrongful Termination: Interviewing Your Plaintiff-Client and Evaluating and Filing the ClaimBuy ChapterChapter 31 expand
Wrongful Termination: Anticipating Employer Defenses and Counseling Your Plaintiff-Client on Strategy OptionsBuy Chapter
Exhibit 31A- Sample Demand Letter in Wrongful Termination Case Buy FormChapter 32 expand
Wrongful Termination: Litigating a Claim and Taking a Case to TrialBuy Chapter
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