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Jack Merrill
Works at Mayer, Antonellis, Jachowicz & Haranas, LLP
Attended Northeastern University School of Law
Lives in Framingham and Wellesley, MA
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The Massachusetts Senate recently followed the lead of the House of Representatives by passing a comprehensive bill to regulate noncompetition agreements. While this seems to be progress toward a final re-writing of laws that govern these often…
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Calling workplace harassment an “all too persistent problem,” two commissioners from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are calling on employers to rework and improve their anti-harassment training programs. The commissioners headed a task…
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The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a bill that would not only provide family leave for employees who now are not entitled to it, but would set up a fund to pay at least part of their lost wages. Titled “An Act establishing a family and…
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In a recent decision that some plaintiff-side employment lawyers found surprising and perhaps troubling, a judge of the superior court held that an employer does not need to pay for all hours that its employees work. The employer did not violate the…
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In apparent anticipation of proposed changes the state legislature is now considering making to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act – or, perhaps, in an effort to help determine whether and what changes may make sense – the Massachusetts Attorney General is…
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A bill to replace Massachusetts’ aging equal pay law is making progress in the state legislature and may be heading for final approval. Late last week, a Senate committee produced a revised version of the pending legislation and recommended that it be…
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The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed a bill that imposes rules for noncompetition agreements. While the bill has yet to become law – it is now being considered by the Senate, which will have to pass it before it can become law, an…
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Effective December 1, 2016, new rules will be in effect to cover overtime pay requirements. The long-anticipated changes were the subject of numerous comments after they were proposed in 2015. They focus on updating the salary thresholds for overtime pay…
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In a case that points up the difficulties employers often have enforcing noncompetition agreements while simultaneously highlighting how potentially damaging the restrictions can be to employees, a superior court judge recently denied an attempt by a hair…
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Though they’ve failed in several tries to reach a compromise on legislation to regulate the use of noncompetition agreements, the Massachusetts legislature is poised to try again. This time, House Speaker  Robert DeLeo seems willing to lead an effort that…
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A local grocer is learning the hard way how important it is not only to properly pay employees under state wage laws but to keep good records demonstrating that it did so. Following an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s wage and hour…
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Effective January 1, 2016, the Massachusetts minimum wage was increased to $10/hour. The increase is part two of a three-part process that will increase the minimum wage to $11/hour on January 1, 2017. The state’s minimum for tipped employees — those who…
Effective January 1, 2016, the Massachusetts minimum wage was increased to $10/hour. The increase is part two of a three-part process that will increase the minimum wage to $11/hour on January 1, 2…
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Massachusetts Employment Attorney
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I am an employment attorney and civil litigator with offices in Framingham and Wellesley, Massachusetts. I provide a broad array of services to small businesses and individuals and strive at all times to provide value to my clients. I publish educational information on employment matters through my blog, www.FraminghamLegal.com, by quarterly newsletter, and through public presentations. I am always happy to consult by telephone and assist clients informally before legal fees are incurred. I am a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts, class of 1984, and Northeastern Law School, 1993. I am an avid tennis player and bicyclist in whatever spare time I can find.
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  • Northeastern University School of Law