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Employers Face Wage & Hour Risks When Terminating Employees

September 5, 2014 Leave a comment

This summer, the family-owned grocery store chain Market Basket has been engaged in a contentious and public dispute over ownership and control of the chain. As a result, thousands of jobs have hung in the balance. In a joint letter, the Attorneys General of Massachusetts and New Hampshire recently used the dispute to remind Market Basket of its legal obligations to employees. The joint letter applies to employers generally, and provides a helpful synopsis of some of the obligations and risks involved in employee terminations.

For further information or questions about employee terminations, contact a member of our Employment Law Group.

MBBP Employment Breakfast Seminar on Employee Terminations

October 1, 2013 Leave a comment

On Tuesday, October 29th MBBP is hosting a seminar on Employee Terminations: Avoiding Claims & Liability. Discharging an employee is one of the most difficult parts of a manager’s (and HR professional’s) job. It is also the employment action most likely to expose a business to legal claims and liability. This Program is designed to help HR professionals, managers and in-house counsel develop a rational and strategic approach to employee terminations. We will review the major areas of risk and the common employer pitfalls and traps for the unwary. We will lead a very practical discussion with attendees focused on developing best practices that will avoid employee claims and liability.

Registration for the event begins at 7:30AM with the program to begin at 8:00AM. To learn more or to register for this event, please visit our event page.

Employee Terminations: Avoiding Claims and Liability

September 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Employee terminations result in more lawsuits than any other employment action. Despite the general rule in Massachusetts that the employment relationship is “at-will” and can be terminated at any time, with or without notice, reason or cause, there are many exceptions to the at-will rule, which can make each termination open to potential legal challenge. This Employment Law Advisor focuses on how employers should handle employee terminations and the steps employers can take to reduce the risk of legal claims and liability.

For more information, please read our September Employment Law Advisor.