Category Archives: Evidence

Ignorance Is Not Bliss When Employees Are Working through Lunch

by Amelia J. Holstrom Employers in Massachusetts must pay their hourly employees overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.  “Hours worked’ applies to hours an employee is actually working; if an employee is on break, the … Continue reading

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Recent Case Highlights the Importance of At-Will Disclaimers in Employee Handbooks

by Amelia J. Holstrom Employers typically have an employee handbook or similar document that sets forth certain expectations, guidelines, and policies for its employees.  When defending employment litigation cases, employee handbooks often become important evidence.  Consequently, it is important that the … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Federal Court Allows Jury To Hear Evidence of Settlement Negotiations

by Erica E. Flores If you’ve never given a thought to whether your settlement discussions could end up before a jury, now is the time to begin doing so.  Recently, a federal court in Massachusetts allowed a jury to hear … Continue reading

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