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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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.

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

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.

“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.

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.

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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 156

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.

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

2016 201

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.

2013 189

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.

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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.

2016 130

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.

2018 130

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.

2020 151

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.

2017 130

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.

2014 142

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.

2017 130

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 126

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.

2018 198

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.

2017 141

“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.

2016 100

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.

2015 232

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

2018 210

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?

2019 192

“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

Protesters in Boston are setting off fireworks all night every night. And it’s working.

Penelope Trunk

It’s against the law to have fireworks in Massachusetts. Right after George Floyd was killed, there were fireworks in my neighborhood. All night long. I live in Roxbury, on a sliver of Boston between two gang territories. So I assumed the noise was gunshots.

2020 114

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.

2014 136

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.

2014 123

the first state has made it illegal to ask about salary history

Ask A Manager

Massachusetts has made it illegal for employers to ask job candidates what they’ve earned in the past. The state’s new pay equity law, which was signed last week and goes into effect next summer, makes Massachusetts the first state in the U.S. to ban asking about salary history.

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.

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.

2013 344

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.

2015 129

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!

2015 133

Is Computer Science a Good Major?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Is Computer Science a Good Major? At The Corporate Con/noisseur, we often get asked whether or not majoring in a certain specialty is a good idea. In particular, we are often asked is computer science a good major and should I major in computer science or IT?

2020 52

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.

2014 102

Is an MBA of Value For Your Career?

Career Alley

Some of the best-value schools to get an MBA include the University of Iowa, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Florida and Arizona State University. Obtaining an MBA is becoming increasingly popular these days.

2013 290

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.

Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


MassachusettsMassachusetts Labor and Workforce Development. Workers Compensation Definition.

This Week’s Good News in the #Workplace


Carbonite’s new Boston, Massachusetts HQ has space for 400 : Online backup firm will have space to add 150 new employees. Each week Blogging4Jobs is bringing you good news courtesy of JustGOODNews.BIZ.

2014 136