Employment Videos

2018 Employment Law Seminar (1:36:35)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Robert M. Kaitz, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Larry Casey, Gary Feldman, Robert Kaitz, Tamsin Kaplan, and Dave Rogers discuss some of the hot topics surrounding employment laws, including pay equality, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, sexual harassment in the workplace, employment law issues in the Trump era, the legalization of marijuana, and insights from the Massachusetts State House.

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (0:25:11)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Larry Casey discusses the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018. Larry provides a comprehensive overview of the new law and outlines steps employers can take to prepare for the changes.

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (0:15:43)

Presented By Robert M. Kaitz
Robert Kaitz provides an overview of the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which took effect on April 1, 2018. Robert explains the new obligations for employers and suggests measures employers can take to ensure compliance.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (0:17:17)

Presented By Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan discusses two types of sexual harassment and provides employers with tips for handling sexual harassment complaints in the workplace. Tamsin also provides tips to help avoid possible claims.

Employment Law Issues in the Trump Era (0:23:29)

Presented By Gary M. Feldman
Gary Feldman explores the changes to employment laws under the Trump administration, including the composition of the NLRB, employee handbook provisions, joint-employer status, and the current status of overtime regulations.

How the Legalization of Marijuana Affects the Workplace (0:08:31)

Presented By Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan explains how the legalization of both medicinal and recreational-use marijuana affect the workplace and provides guidance on updating company drug and drug-testing policies.

Insights from the Massachusetts State House (0:08:00)

Presented By David M. Rogers
Dave Rogers provides an update on bills pending in the Massachusetts legislature, including paid family and medical leave, minimum wage increases, and non-competition agreements.

2017 Employment Law Seminar (1:40:59)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan, Robert M. Kaitz and David M. Rogers
Larry Casey, Gary Feldman, Tamsin Kaplan, Robert Kaitz, and Dave Rogers discuss some of the hot topics surrounding employment laws, including pay equality, workplace investigations and confidentiality, overtime laws, legalization of marijuana, social media and related policies, the new I-9 Form, Trade Secrets Act of 2016, employee access to confidential company documents, EEOC guidance re: national origin discrimination enforcement under Title VII, and insights from the Massachusetts State House.

Pay Equity (16:43)

Presented By Gary M. Feldman
Gary Feldman provides an overview of the Act to Establish Pay Equity, which goes into effect in Massachusetts on July 1, 2018. The presentation outlines new rules and restrictions under the new statute and steps employers can take to prepare for the changes.

Workplace Investigations & Confidentiality (5:58)

Presented By Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan explains how to properly conduct workplace investigations and describes the case-specific analysis required to determine if non-disclosure is necessary. Although respecting privacy is important, sometimes investigation is necessary.

Overtime Pay Laws (3:15)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Larry Casey provides a status update to the possible changes to federal overtime rules.

Marijuana and the Workplace (18:45)

Presented By Gary M. Feldman
Gary Feldman explores the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts and provides insight on how employers should handle marijuana use in the workforce.

Social Media & Related Policies (10:48)

Presented By Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan outlines issues related to employees’ use of social media and the Internet. Tamsin discusses employee handbook policies that will protect the company and employees, as well the rights of employees using social media and the internet.

The New I-9 Form (7:29)

Presented By Robert M. Kaitz
Robert Kaitz provides a brief overview of the new I-9 Form and highlights important changes.

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (9:57)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Larry Casey provides an overview of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, including benefits to employees and best practices for employers.

Employee Access to Confidential Company Documents (5:46)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Larry Casey discusses employee access to confidential company documents, for purposes of self-help in instances of discrimination or retaliation claims, including seven factors courts consider to determine whether or not the employee had rights to the documents

EEOC's New Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination (13:08)

Presented By Robert M. Kaitz
Robert Kaitz provides an overview of Title VII and the new guidance issued by the EEOC for national origin discrimination.

Insights from the Massachusetts State House (10:54)

Presented By David M. Rogers
Dave Rogers provides an overview of four bills affecting employers, which are currently pending in the Massachusetts State House, including: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, paid family and medical leave, non-competition agreements, and the minimum wage increase.

Radio Entrepreneurs (5:22)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Employment attorney Larry Casey discusses with Radio Entrepreneurs how new overtime regulations affect employers. Listen to full podcast here.

2016 Employment Law Seminar (1:25:44)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Larry Casey, Gary Feldman and Tamsin Kaplan discuss some of hot topics surrounding employment laws, including politics in the workplace, proper maintenance of personnel records, proper documentation and progressive discipline, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, proposed overtime regulations pending decision by the Department of Labor, and recent activity surrounding transgender laws, both at the federal and state levels.

Maintaining Employee Personnel Records (14:31)

Presented By Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan outlines the statutory requirements and best business practices for properly maintaining personnel records, including what should and should not be included in employee records and employee rights regarding access to their personnel files.

Politics in the Workplace (25:48)

Presented By Gary M. Feldman
In this politically charged election year, Gary Feldman outlines best practices for employers to control discussing politics in the workplace in order to ensure productivity and maintain workplace morale, including focusing on how the First Amendment right to “free speech” impacts employers.

Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors (1:55)

Presented By Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan outlines the three-prong test under Massachusetts statute to determine whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor.

Proposed Overtime Regulations (20:22)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Larry Casey outlines the proposed Department of Labor overtime regulations, including requirements and criteria for determining exempt and non-exempt employees and highly compensated employee exemption.

Proper Employee Documentation and Progressive Discipline (20:46)

Presented By Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan discusses smart performance management of employees, emphasizing the importance of communication, performance evaluations, and maintaining good documentation.

Transgender Laws: What's on the Horizon? (2:02)

Presented By Gary M. Feldman
Gary Feldman briefly discusses current activity at the federal and state levels regarding employment laws pertaining to the transgender community, including sex discrimination and public accommodation.

Radio Entrepreneurs (4:03)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Employment attorney Larry Casey talks to Radio Entrepreneurs about policies on discussing politics in the workplace. Listen to full podcast here.

Radio Entrepreneurs (4:01)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey
Employment attorney Larry Casey talks to Radio Entrepreneurs about start up employment laws and what businesses need to pay close attention to. Listen to full podcast here.

2015 Employment Law Seminar: What You Need to Know (1:20:24)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
In this employment law seminar, our attorneys present an interactive program on recent developments in state and federal laws that affect employers and focus on various tips to help businesses address the most challenging workplace issues. Dave Rogers also provides some key insights from the Massachusetts State House.

Domestic Violence Leave Act: Massachusetts Law Update (4:04)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Employment law attorney Larry Casey discusses important updates to the Massachusetts Domestic Violence Leave Act that impact employers and employees.

Parental Leave Act (11:57)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
With parental leave now available to every employee in Massachusetts, employment law attorney Gary Feldman highlights the key features and requirements of the new law.

Rights for Domestic Workers (4:16)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Employment law attorney Tamsin Kaplan explains the increased rights and extended employment protections provided under the new Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.

"Cat's Paw" Liability: How Employers Can Avoid This When Relying on Supervisors' Input (4:31)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Tamsin Kaplan explains the notion of "Cat's Paw Liability" and why employers should be aware of this liability theory.

Mandatory Sick Leave Initiative (13:52)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Larry Casey updates attendees' on the new Massachusetts Sick Leave Act requirements and parameters.

Medical Marijuana Update: What it Means for Employers (15:11)

Presented By Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan, David M. Rogers and Lawrence J. Casey
Gary Feldman informs attendees how the legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts impacts employers and what, if any, accommodations they need to offer employees.

Pregnant Workers: What Are Employers' Obligations? (7:32)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Tamsin Kaplan clarifies what automatic rights are expected from employers under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

Minimum Wage Law (1:08)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Employment law attorney and Massachusetts State Representative Dave Rogers provides an overview of the Minimum Wage Law and its impact on employers.

Insights From the Massachusetts State House (8:19)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Dave Rogers updates the audience on upcoming legislation from the Massachusetts State House.

Employment Law Seminar Q&A (8:51)

Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Our employment law seminar concludes with audience questions concerning the effect of the discussed legislation and laws on employers and employees.

2014 Employment Law Seminar: What's on the Horizon for Employers

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
In this employment law seminar, our attorneys provide valuable information on recent developments in state and federal laws that impact employers and focus on various tips to help businesses address the most challenging workplace issues. (1:28:53)

Non-Competes: Are They on the Fast Track to Extinction in Massachusetts?

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Employment law attorney Tamsin Kaplan discusses non-compete agreements and how recent Massachusetts legislation may impact employees and employers.

Medical Marijuana is Coming to Massachusetts: What Does it Mean for Employers?

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan explains how the upcoming legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts will impact employers and what rights could be gained by employees.

FMLA Update: What Every Employer Needs to Know

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Employment law attorney Gary Feldman describes how the 2013 Military Caregiver provisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act regulations affect employees' leave time.

Office Romance: Non-Fraternization Policies, a Good Idea?

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Tamsin Kaplan explains the type of office romance policies employers are permitted to enforce and the consequences employees can face from these policies.

Sexual Harassment Investigations: Traps for the Unwary

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Gary Feldman specifies the role of confidentiality and other requirements employers should be aware of during sexual harassment investigations.

Social Media: Current Issues Facing Employers

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Gary Feldman and Tamsin Kaplan discuss the role of social media in the workplace and what employers are allowed to ask of current and potential employees as a condition of employment.

Wage Act Update: Danger! Danger!

Presented By Gary M. Feldman and Tamsin R. Kaplan
Gary Feldman discusses updates to the Wage Act and clarifies the deductions and withholdings allowed by employers.