Answers Posted By Kevin McGann
This situation has been handled before in MA
Board of Review Decision BR-111378 (May 21, 2010)
"On-call, part-time benefit year employment did not disqualify the claimant from receiving partial unemployment benefits. He was entitled to those benefits as a result of his full-time base period job, from which he was laid off."
Contact the DUA and file for benefits. 617-626-6400
posted Jan 28, 2016 3:17 PM [EST]
Answer to company is offering early voluntary retirenment for individuals with ten years or more and age 55 and older for senior mgrs at regional level and above-why are they using this criteria and is it legal.This is legal because participation is entirely voluntary. I can't speculate why they are doing it, but it obviously has some cost-reduction advantage.
posted Dec 1, 2015 4:44 PM [EST]
Answer to I work as a medical livery driver in Massachusetts and work 60hrs a week at 14 dollars an hour but no overtime. Is this right? I did research and i am really not a independent contractor nor sub contractor because i am supervised after every stop and toldThis can be very complicated. The simplest way to handle it is to file a complaint with the Attorney General, who enforces Wages law. They have a Fair Labor Hotline at 617-727-3465, and they can explain your rights and how to submit a complaint.
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Answer to Non-compete Agreement in MAAbsolutely. Although there have been attempts to change the law, non-competes are still legal in Massachusetts. You basically signed a new non-compete with your new employer. Non-competes are enforceable in Massachusetts. It might not be enforceable in California (only).
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Answer to I resigned. My boss refused to speak to me and froze me out of meetings for my final two weeks. On day 8 I finally went in and old her I was leaving She creamed swore pointed in my face and physically stopped me from leaving. do I have a caseYou don't have an employment "case". There is a law against being held "prisoner" against your will, but I'm not sure you were harmed by it anyway. Not really worth pursuing.
posted Mar 27, 2015 7:43 PM [EST]
Second, I hope you applied for Unemployment Insurance (UI), because you have a good chance of getting it.
Third, "retaliation" itself is not a crime or a claim. Its unlawful if done in conection with protected classes who report discrimination, so that alone is a weak case. Others may disagree.
Lastly, I am betting that this college deals with Federal or State funds. You should explore various "whistleblower" laws (fed, state)to see if they cover you, even though you didn't actually blow the whistle to an agency (but rather to the boss). I don't know enough about them to say. Try Paul Merry in Boston.
posted Nov 21, 2013 12:14 PM [EST]
Understand, nobody owes you a severance agreement. It is a private deal between you and the company: they give you money, and in return you agree not to sue them etc. You don't have to take it. You can add language of your own, too.
In this situation, it is up to you what kind of a deal you think you can bargain for. With these extra expectations they have, you can "charge" them for more money in severance or put a limit on time involved, so they don't abuse your help. After all, they must have discharged you because they didn't need you.
posted May 13, 2013 10:37 PM [EST]