Day: January 5, 2022

New Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decision Gives Employees Added Protection For Rebutting Negative Information in their Personnel Record

In a recent decision, Meehan v. Medical Information Technology, Inc., SJC-13117 (Dec. 17, 2021) the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that the termination of an employee’s employment based solely upon an employee’s submission of a rebuttal to a negative performance evaluation violates the public policy exception to the employment at-will doctrine.  Although the employment law bar will undoubtedly debate the significance …

New Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decision Gives Employees Added Protection For Rebutting Negative Information in their Personnel Record Read More »

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Adopts the Federal “Joint Employer” Test for Massachusetts Wage and Hour Claims

There are many layers of risk involved in the context of different employment relationships.  One source of unexpected liability for businesses is when a business is deemed to be a “joint employer” of an employee and therefore subject to certain employment laws.  This may occur, for example, when a business leases employees from an employee leasing firm, or relies upon temporary employees from a staffing agency. …

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Adopts the Federal “Joint Employer” Test for Massachusetts Wage and Hour Claims Read More »