Category: Employment Law

Helping employees understand their rights.

When is a Work Break Really a Break?

Massachusetts law requires employers to provide each employee with a thirty-minute meal break after six hours worked. The meal break may be unpaid. But...

You’re hired! Not so fast…

Imagine that you’re about to begin an exciting new chapter in your career. You’ve paid your dues for years, working long hours at a...

Is it legal for my employer to demote me?

The Newburyport Daily News recently reported that Salisbury, Massachusetts police officer Mark Thomas has threatened to sue the town for firing and then rehiring...

Short Term Gain, Long Term Loss

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case on whether employers need to pay their employees for their time spent waiting...