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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mass. Law About Unions and Collective Bargaining Posted on Feb 23

In light of the news out of Wisconsin, we’ve added a page on Massachusetts Law About Unions and Collective Bargaining. Here you can find Massachusetts laws and regulations, as well as federal sources and other websites on the topic.

Unemployment Insurance Rates Frozen Posted on Feb 22

Last week, Gov. Patrick signed St.2011, c.2 (added by S00008), which freezes employer contributions to unemployment insurance. “Without this legislation employers would have seen an average increase of $228 per employee,” said Governor Patrick. “We want to encourage a positive climate for employers and by signing   …Continue Reading Unemployment Insurance Rates Frozen

Transgender Equal Rights Posted on Feb 22

Earlier this month, Governor Patrick issued two executive orders, 526 and 527, which extend the state’s equal rights protections to gender identity and expression, effective February 17, 2011. The orders cover state workers and employees of private companies that contract with the state. These and   …Continue Reading Transgender Equal Rights

Update to File a Police Report Online post Posted on Feb 18

More Massachusetts Police Departments with Online Police Reporting access! Amherst Police Department Northampton Police Department Pittsfield Police Department UMASS (Amherst) Police Department Yarmouth Police Department Again, if you know of any other police departments with online reporting for minor incidents, we’d like to hear from   …Continue Reading Update to File a Police Report Online post

File a Police Report Online Posted on Feb 17

According to yesterday’s Patriot Ledger, Weymouth has joined three other Massachusetts towns– Fall River, Natick and Peabody– in allowing citizens to file police reports online. “Capt. Joseph Comperchio, the department’s executive officer, said the new system will free up officers’ time to focus on more   …Continue Reading File a Police Report Online

Drunk Driving License Suspensions Clarified Posted on Feb 17

In DiGREGORIO vs. REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES, issued today, the Appeals Court ruled that when relying on an out-of-state drunk driving conviction to impose a license suspension, the suspension begins with the date of conviction, not the date the registry found out about it. G.L.   …Continue Reading Drunk Driving License Suspensions Clarified