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Technology in the Office

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Technology has become an integral part of our daily life both personal and work.  Technology can make operating your business easier and more efficient. However, the increased use of more invasive technology has given rise to employee and staff privacy concerns. According to Norton (an international virus software provider), around 65% of businesses have… Finish Reading Technology in the Office

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Minutebooks: How Avoiding Seemingly Mundane Paperwork Can Cost Your Business Dearly

By Travis Jacobs |

Corporate entities must be sure to keep excellent paper records which are orderly and up-to-date. Failure to properly maintain corporate business records creates unnecessary problems with the IRS, jeopardizes the limitation of liability for corporate officers, and hurts your business’s reputation with potential buyers or lenders. A typical minutebook should include at a minimum:… Finish Reading Minutebooks: How Avoiding Seemingly Mundane Paperwork Can Cost Your Business Dearly

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Employee or Independent Contractor?: How to Classify Workers In Massachusetts using the Three-Prong Test

By Travis Jacobs |

Want to know if you have been misclassifying your workers as independent contractors rather than as employees?  Better yet, want to know if you have been misclassified by your employer? Today’s blog will discuss the legal standard in Massachusetts to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the law. Employers… Finish Reading Employee or Independent Contractor?: How to Classify Workers In Massachusetts using the Three-Prong Test

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Marijuana in the Office: The Lowdown for Employers

By Travis Jacobs |

This past November, voters approved a ballot measure legalizing the possession and recreational use of marijuana.  On December 15, the new law went into effect, legalizing recreational use and homegrowing of marijuana plants (up to 12 plants per household).  However, the state legislature and the newly formed Cannabis Control Commission have delayed the implementation… Finish Reading Marijuana in the Office: The Lowdown for Employers

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Non-Compete Reform is Not Dead in Massachusetts

By Travis Jacobs |

Back in 2016, the Massachusetts House and Senate each passed different versions of non-competition reform bills, seeking to make changes to existing laws allowing employers to restrict its employees from gainful employment after termination. Both bills, however, failed, as the legislature was unable to come to an agreement before the legislative session ended.  While… Finish Reading Non-Compete Reform is Not Dead in Massachusetts

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Contractor Liable Under MGL 93A Despite Homeowner Directive To ‘Do it Anyway’

By Travis Jacobs |

Home Improvement Contractor Liability Under MGL 93A Home Improvement Contractors have had a rough year when it comes to burdens of liability under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93A. See “Contractor’s Failure to Register Gave Rise to Treble Damages, Attorney’s Fees & Costs”. This past week, the Massachusetts Appeals Court piled on another layer of… Finish Reading Contractor Liable Under MGL 93A Despite Homeowner Directive To ‘Do it Anyway’

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Compliance with CAN-SPAM Act

CAN-SPAM Act Compliance for Businesses

By Travis Jacobs |

The CAN-SPAM Act is the law that sets the rules and requirements for commercial emails and sets penalties for senders in violation of those guidelines. The CAN-SPAM Act applies to all commercial messages, which is “any electronic mail message, the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product… Finish Reading CAN-SPAM Act Compliance for Businesses

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