Prepared for the MA Equal Pay Act? 3 Things SMBs Can Do Today

By now, you have likely received ample reminders that the amendment to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) is effective July 1, 2018. Why is this important to small and midsize businesses? Because, unlike many other Massachusetts employment laws, it applies to all Massachusetts employers, regardless of size. As such, employers with only a few […]

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Do Your Disability and Leave Policies Support Employees With Mental Illness?

I must confess that I knew relatively little about Anthony Bourdain prior to his untimely death. I watched his show, Parts Unknown, a couple of times. He appeared to be a man with an incredibly interesting life, who travels, eats and drinks in some fascinating places with a diverse set of individuals. He shed light […]

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? When an Employee’s “Off-Duty” Conduct Becomes the Company’s Problem

Growing up, I fondly remember sitting on my grandfather’s couch watching reruns of classic television shows. The original Star Trek, M*A*S*H, All In the Family and The Rockford Files, to name a few.  Hogan’s Heroes was one of our favorite comedies for its sheer silliness, something Grandpa and I always shared. A regular character on the […]

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Posted: January 12, 2018 in: Employee Relations, Employment Policies, Investigations

Addressing and Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment: It’s About Leadership

Is it really all so new? Recent, well-publicized revelations about patterns of harmful sexual behavior against women in Hollywood and Washington, and in workplaces large and small, have lawyers, human resources professionals and corporate managers scrambling to find ways address and prevent workplace harassment and retaliation. Again. Women have emerged from their self- or contractually-imposed […]

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10 Things You MUST Do As The New In-House Employment Counsel

You’ve decided to make the leap from private law practice to in-house employment counsel. Congratulations! For some, exchanging billing, long-hours, and the highly-competitive, partnership track for a more predictable schedule, an established client base, and a new, shared mission may immediately feel well worth it. Before your switch, you found professional prestige as part of […]

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Posted: October 25, 2017 in: In-House Employment Practice

Introducing Palladino Law!

I’m so thrilled and humbled for this Firm to join an incredible community of legal and human resources practitioners. During the past several months leading up to our Firm’s launch, I have encountered, learned from and been encouraged by some of the most hard-working, respectable and giving folks around. I’m grateful for the guidance, support […]

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Posted: September 11, 2017 in: Firm Announcements