Massachusetts Turns Non-Competes on Their Heads

Evil HR Lady

Massachusetts saw that these non-competes were hurting their tech industry. But, beginning October 1, 2018, if you sign a non-compete in Massachusetts, your former employer has to pay you out at least 50 percent of your former salary for the time period in which you can’t work for a competitor–up to a maximum of one year. To keep reading, click here: Massachusetts Turns Non-Competes on Their Heads.

Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

Evil HR Lady

Like the Massachusetts bill that passed this summer (but won’t go into effect until January 1, 2018), the goal is to help end gender pay discrimination. To keep reading, click here: Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal. The post Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal appeared first on Evil HR Lady.


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Massachusetts Loses Mind: Passes Law Outlawing Employers Asking For Salary History.

The HR Capitalist

Massachusetts has lost its mind. Here's a quick rundown from Forbes : "Massachusetts has just passed the most comprehensive law regarding the subject of equal pay. In a prime example of lawmakers not understanding business, the state has outlawed employers from asking interviewees about their salary history.

“Work in New Jersey; employer in Massachusetts. Which state’s lawyers can help me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

that is based in Massachusetts. If I need a lawyer, how do I determine if they should be from Massachusetts or New Jersey? . And – hold onto your seat – the issues that exist in your settlement negotiations may be those of (a) New Jersey law, AND (b) Massachusetts law, AND (c) federal law, all at the same time. Question: Hi, Alan. I was terminated by a company here in the U.S.

“How long do employers have to retain personnel records to make them available to ex-employees in Massachusetts?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: How long are employers required to have Human Resources records available so they can be examined by ex-employees? . Jen. Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Answer: Jen, if a Massachusetts employer has 20 or more employees, it is required to retain Human Resources records for a period of three years from that employee’s last date of employment. Massachusetts employers who do not comply with this law are eligible for criminal fines up to $2,500.

Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary


Massachusetts businesses have two years to comply with a new equal pay law passed by the state legislature on August 1st. ” Too, it allays fears that the equal pay law would make it difficult to have a merit or seniority-based pay scale — Massachusetts lawmakers aren’t interested in flattening pay scales, but rather in equalizing opportunities and ferreting out systemic inequalities; the subtler ways that the wage gap is perpetuated.

Top 10 Jobs that will (most likely and least likely) Be Outsourced

Resume Bear

Sep, 2010 8 Comments Nancy Folbre is an economic professor at the University of Massachusetts and by all-accounts, she is one smart cookie. ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Top 10 Jobs that will (most likely and least likely) Be Outsourced 23.

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The School Bus Driver Shortage Means Problems for Your Business

Evil HR Lady

In Massachusetts, the National Guard is subbing as bus drivers, as there aren’t enough to be found. In Chicago, 70 bus drivers quit in protest of a mandatory vaccine policy. That’s about 10 percent of the drivers.

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Non-Competes Can Hurt Your Hiring

Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

2009 120

CT, MA, NY & RI Tech Sales | CBS (A Xerox Company)

Career Realism

Job Search Recruiting career advice connecticut ct job search ma massachusetts new york ny NY & RI Tech Sales rhode island ri tech sales xeroxCT, MA, NY & RI Tech Sales | CBS (A Xerox Company) Work It Daily. CBS is a subsidiary of Global Imaging Systems – a Xerox company. At Connecticut Business Systems (CBS), we do not fill empty seats… We hire and develop future leaders! Looking for a professional job in tech sales?

A New Illegal Interview Question: How Much Did You Earn In Your Last Job?

Evil HR Lady

Massachusetts just passed a new law that, among other things, prohibits companies from asking how much you earned in previous jobs. To read more about it, including advice from an MA employment attorney click here: This Popular Interview Question is Now Illegal In Massachusetts That’s right–those salary history questions in MA will be illegal starting in January 2018.

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Resiliency of Community


At 2:50 pm on 15 May 2013 I was on Commonwealth Ave in Boston waiting for my daughter, Nicola (a contributor to this blog), to emerge from the Massachusetts Ave underpass in the pack running the Boston Marathon. The two … Continue reading → community resiliency stress trust

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Free Online MIT Courses Are Great Career & Brain Boosters

Career Key

Monday, July 13, 2009 Free Online MIT Courses Are Great Career & Brain Boosters If you are looking to experience a free undergraduate or graduate education at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), it’s only a mouse click away. skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog.

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Chipotle Fined for More than 13,000 Alleged Labor Violations

Evil HR Lady

Chipotle Restaurants in Massachusetts got struck by fines that after all the penalties are assessed are closer to $2 million than the official $1.3 million. Child labor law violations. These fines are from the state, not the federal government, because each has different rules regarding minor employment. What’s perfectly legal in one state may be illegal across state borders.

2020 154

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was contributed by George from Natick, Massachusetts. “In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.” ” – Paul Harvey. The news of the day seems to be getting awfully hard to watch; at times, it even seems disturbing. But history shows us that it is more reasonable to expect less “calm” and more “storms.”

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Bear in Mind The Difference in State Laws If You Drive For Work


Other ‘no fault’ states include Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania – to name just a few. Around 115 million vehicles hit the road every day in the U.S, and the vast majority of these do so for work-related reasons.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Carmel of Brockton, Massachusetts. “When someone tells me ‘no’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it. It simply means I can’t do it with them.” ” – Karen E. Quinones. I can attest to having this experience maybe 100 times in my life. And just as many times I’ve found out that I could, indeed, do what I thought was best to be done.

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Boston, Massachusett’s thoughtbot growing, adding jobs in 2014 : App design and development firm is Ruby on Rails expert. RapidMiner opens worldwide HQ in Cambridge, Massachusetts : Predictive analytics firm hiring for Boston-area office. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was offered to us by Ellyn of Lowell, Massachusetts. “Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” ” – Tertullian. I love the simplicity of this quote, as well as its applicability to the workplace. Patience is truly a virtue, and needs to be practiced at work. That’s for sure. But hope, as a virtue, is a step higher: it is practicing patience with a positive attitude, with the flame in your heart, the light in your soul and. your “lamp lit.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

of Somerville, Massachusetts. “There is no greater loan. than a sympathetic ear.” ” – Frank Tyger. At work, and elsewhere, we often encounter others who are in high degrees of distress, discomfort or disease. Whether related to work, whether you truly understand what they are experiencing, and whether or not you can do anything to ease their pain, consider offering your ear, at least for the moment.

2017 100

You Can Still Be Fired for Being LGBTQ in Some States, but Maybe the Supreme Court Will Fix That

Evil HR Lady

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington all have statewide legislation protecting people against sexual orientation and gender identity. Discrimination against people for their sexual orientation is wrong, right?

2019 130

That’s one small step for WOMEN, one giant leap for WOMANKIND

Ms. Career Girl

Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to support her family. A white man’s world – when taking a look back at the photographs taken of the 1960s Apollo 11 space program you can’t help but notice women are rarely depicted amongst the various images.

2021 198

“Are employers required to reimburse internet expenses for home-based employees?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Ipswich, Massachusetts. Your state – Massachusetts – takes a much more limited approach to employer-mandated reimbursements. For example, Massachusetts labor regulations require reimbursement to employees of “all transportation expenses” when the employer requires the employee to travel during the work day. In addition, Massachusetts regulations require most employers to reimburse employees’ costs for dry-cleaning of required workplace uniforms.

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Can Recruiters Avoid Gender Bias In Workplace With These 4 Steps?

Recruit CRM

Several business hubs like New York, California, London, Massachusetts and so on have brought about regulations like banning the practice of asking for salary history before hiring or bringing into effect The Equal Pay Act as discussed above.

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“Can I get out of a signed employment contract?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

But now I have a better offer from a university in Massachusetts. One thing is for sure: you should not reject the Pennsylvania contract until your Massachusetts contract is fully signed. Just make sure the Massachusetts job is secure, and you don’t “fall in a hole” of giving up the first job, and losing the second one, don’t reject your Pennsylvania contract before the Massachusetts contract is secure. . Question: Alan, I’m in higher education.

2013 109

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Caroline of Newton, Massachusetts, whose contribution we very much appreciate. “Enough is a feast.” ” – Buddhist Proverb. In this “never enough” world in which we live, this proverb surely offers a refreshingly different perspective. In the investment world, this year’s profits not exceeding last year’s profits is often viewed as an abject failure.

2017 109

Non-Traditional Healthcare Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Washington, California, Massachusetts, Illinois and Texas are all states where nursing is currently thriving. The healthcare industry is a consistently growing field for more than just medical professionals. As our population continues to grow, the need for professionals who make our healthcare system function will grow as well. This is why healthcare careers, traditional or not, are in high demand.

2018 136

How Lying on a Resume Cost These 5 Executives Big Time

Professional Resume Services

Marilee Jones of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lying on your resume has always been taboo, but it’s a tempting prospect given the fact no one is going to check up on every little detail you claim. However, when you are putting together your executive resume bio, it’s critical to make sure every piece of information is irrefutable.

2015 172

Get the VIP Treatment at #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


GET THE INSIDE SCOOP AT THE 2015 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS! I can’t believe are less than 2 weeks away from the 2015 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. We’re knee deep in pre-conference content strategy for #HRTechConf where we’ll bring you the best insights into what you can expect at three different events in Vegas in one week. Yes, three events which are the HR Tech Tank, IAEWS Fall Congress and the HR Technology Conference.

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Download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas & the SHRM Annual Conf #SHRM15


Over the past few weeks we’ve had numerous Facebook messages, emails, and texts into our secret club asking when we’d be launching our annual guide for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition happening next month. If you’re headed to SHRM and you’d like all the resources necessary to make SHRM and your visit to Las Vegas a success, you’re in luck!

This Week’s GOOD News in the Workplace


Western Massachusetts needs 1,700 workers : Precision manufacturers making products from handguns to medical devices need qualified workers. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about. As a part of our new Job Seeker Sundays we’re bringing you major news stories each week that shine a good light on companies.

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Wegmans opens in Newton, Massachusetts with staff of 550 : This is the grocery chain’s second state location. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about. As a part of our new Job Seeker Sundays we’re bringing you major news stories each week that shine a good light on companies.

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This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Endurance plans 300 news jobs in Burlington, Massachusetts: Web-hosting firm expands headquarters. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ. Companies from across the world are doing amazing things that most people don’t really know about. As a part of our new Job Seeker Sundays we’re bringing you major news stories each week that shine a good light on companies. Whether this be that they’re hiring a large new workforce or doing good in the world.

2014 95

Making New Year’s Resolutions:  Start with a Vision of Your “Future Me”

Ms. Career Girl

She lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts and serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations. As the New Year approaches, people say things like, “My resolution is to be better at everything in this New Year.” “I’ll I’ll lose weight.” “I’ll I’ll go to the gym three times a week.” “I’ll I’ll network more.” Such New Year’s resolutions, while well-intended, don’t seem to be very effective and are often quickly abandoned.

2018 138

Download Your 2015 Guide Las Vegas for #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


It’s arrived. The most anticipated guide filled with nuggets of wisdom, insights, where to go and what to do in Las Vegas during the HR Technology Conference. It’s sponsored by our friends, Talent Objects. This guide is filled with information about cabbing it in Vegas, shows to see, restaurants to enjoy and what to do when you aren’t at the HR Technology Conference.

The Unsung Hero – Is YOU.

Ms. Career Girl

This article was sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001. All opinions are those of the author. It’s always inspiring to read stories about the unsung hero. Who are they? They might be your local firefighter or police officer. They might be a teacher or coach who goes the extra mile to build self-confidence in a child.

2019 128

Will Lying at a Job Interview Come Back to Haunt Me?

Career Alley

A few years back, two researchers at the University of Massachusetts published the results of an eye-opening study about the incidence of lying during job interviews. Based on an experiment in which 59 job applicants were quizzed as to their truthfulness in job applications and job interviews they had just completed, the study indicated that an astonishing 81 percent of the job seekers had used some degree of deception.

2013 257

Four of America’s Favorite Organic Restaurants

Ms. Career Girl

Pressed: Boston, Massachusetts. This article was originally published on WakingUpWild. T raveling doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your healthy lifestyle. Whether you find yourself passing through one of these great cities or you happen to call one home, be sure to check out these incredible restaurants offering organic options that will leave your body happy and healthy. Cafe Gratitude: Kansas City, Missouri.

Get the VIP Treatment at #SHRM15 with Our Conference Party Guide


Make sure to download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas and the SHRM Annual Conference Whitepaper while you’re waiting for the VIP Party Guide to launch! . Get the Inside Scoop at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas! I can’t believe are 6 weeks away from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Learn Everything You Need to Know about Las Vegas & #SHRM15


SHRM15 is literally within a week and if you’ve never been you’re in for a treat! This year we’ve put together another one of our ultimate guides to the conference and Las Vegas. Whether you’re going to SHRM to network or you’re going because it’s a free trip to Vegas (let’s face it, some of you reading this are thinking just that!) we have you covered!

Thank a School Counselor - Celebrate National School Counseling Week

Career Key

Today I came across school counselor and leader Robert Bardwell’s column for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican. Whether you have a child in school, work as a school counselor, or work alongside them, this is the week to express your support for and appreciation of school counselors. The U.S. House and Senate both passed resolutions designating this week as National School Counseling Week. For more information, go to the American School Counselor Association’s website.

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Hidden Gems to Propel Your Internship Search


These are typically available with Massachusetts employers in January. Your college or university may be offering hidden gems that are truly stepping stones to your next internship. Be prepared to expand your career perspectives, learning and networking by leveraging shorter term career experiences. Let’s start by exploring the terminology that you might hear from your college’s Career Services office.