On January 2, the DESE and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) issued a joint advisory regarding Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) offered by MRC. The advisory describes the services, who is eligible and how to refer [...]
Civil Service Commission upholds termination for racist behavior.
New Advisory Issued on Gifts
You may recall from our June 2019 Advisor, that the Department of Labor Relations (DLR) in City of Boston, 45 MLC 126 (2019), issued a hearing officer decision that determined that the City’s new food [...]
Beginning January 6, 2020, employers are required to report positive drug results, alcohol test results over 0.04, refusals to test, “actual knowledge” violations, and negative return-to-duty test results to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety [...]
On October 25, 2019, Dedham teachers went on a one-day strike—the first strike in Massachusetts in over a decade—in violation of state law which prohibits public employees from striking. M.G.L. c. 150E § 9(a). (“No [...]