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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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In a move that once again smacks of partisan politics, Texas and Nevada are leading a 21-state challenge to the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent update to overtime regulations for white collar workers. Not surprisingly, 20 are led by Republican…
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Yet another attempt to expand the public policy exception to the Massachusetts at-will employment rule has fallen by the wayside. This time, the court rejected a former employee’s challenge to his firing based on a concept termed, “honest, open and…
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Though it was closer this time, there’s no solace for those hoping to finally see noncompetition legislation in Massachusetts. Despite …Continue reading →
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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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When in doubt, investigate – carefully and thoroughly. That’s the message again delivered to employers by a recent decision of Massachusetts’ highest court. When an employee complains about sexual mistreatment or other discrimination, it’s critical that…
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In the wake of passage of the new pay equity law in Massachusetts, employers again have work to do. To prevent getting caught up in what is certain to be another fertile area of employment litigation, both individually and on class-wide bases, employers…
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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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Massachusetts Employment Attorney
Introduction
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
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  • Mayer, Antonellis, Jachowicz & Haranas, LLP
    Attorney, present
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