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Mass Parental Leave Law Effective April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

An employee who has completed the initial probationary period, not to exceed 3 months, is entitled to 8 weeks of parental leave for the birth of a child  or  for the placement of a child under the age of 18, or under the age of 23 if the child is mentally or physically disabled, for […]

Criminal Convictions and the Impact on Employment Hiring Decisions

Friday, June 21st, 2013

When considering Criminal Convictions and the impact on applicants for Employment, you should review; The facts or circumstances surrounding the offense or conduct The number of offenses for which the individual was convicted Age at the time of conviction, or release from incarceration Evidence that the individual performed the same type of work, post-conviction, with […]

Severance Agreements in California (Release of Claims, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation…..)

Friday, March 15th, 2013

In California, if a termination is not a covered event under the WARN Act, there is no requirement to pay Severance to an Employee-at-Will.  Employees with Specific ‘Contracts of Employment’ and Notice Periods must be treated in accordance with the terms contained therein. Union Employees are covered under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement […]

Updated FMLA Poster

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor has released revised model Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) forms to administer Federal FMLA leave. The updated forms should be used  immediately. WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition WH-381 Notice of Eligibility […]

Holiday Parties

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

It is that time of year and Holiday Parties are in full swing. If you are organizing a Holiday Party, just remember that alcohol can be a deadly enemy. Drinking and driving, misbehavior and alcohol overindulgence are problems which very often need to be dealt with after the Holiday Party is over. There can be […]

Workers Compensation….. Monopolistic States

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Monopolistic States require that Workers Compensation Coverage is provided exclusively by the State’s Designated Workers Compensation program. Insurance through private insurance companies is not allowed. There is no open market within the monopolistic States; Ohio, Washington, North Dakota, Wyoming. Contact your HRO Insurance Specialist for further information or email HRO under our ‘contact us ’ […]

Insurance Contracts

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

A Contract of Insurance is a contract of Utmost Good Faith (Latin ‘Uberrimae Fidei’). What this means is that the Insured has an obligation to disclose facts material to the risk being insured. If you fail to disclose material facts, the Insurer may decide to cancel the Contract because of such failure. ‘Consensus ad Idem’ […]

Employment Offer Letters | Law of Contract |The Fundamentals of CCC Flip

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Over the last few months we have received many questions on Employment Offers. Should there be a written offer and how does this relate to Employment-at-Will? Back to Basics: We enter into agreements on a regular basis and some are more significant than others. Agreements often require action by both parties; this is a general […]

Personal Information in Massachusetts

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Any entity that receives, stores, maintains, processes or otherwise has access to personal information acquired in connection with employment has a duty to protect that information. Personal information includes a surname (last name), together with a first name or initial, in combination with one or more of the following three data elements pertaining to that […]