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WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – FRANCHISE PLAYERS

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Franchising Essentials Interested in franchising? First think about the cost , said David S. Katz, head attorney at Westborough based David Katz Law Group, who represents both franchisors and franchisees. “They've got to realize that it is a significant investment,” Katz said. That means get a...

LAWYERS WEEKLY – COMMERCIAL FINANCING AGREEMENT

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Where a plaintiff has brought suit claiming to be owed money under an agreement to finance construction equipment, a judgment for the plaintiff is appropriate despite the defendant's claim that the plaintiff 's agents negotiated a new agreement. Credibility issue“The plaintiff, Wells Fargo Equip...

LAWYERS WEEKLY – RENT-A-CENTER, INC. V. KELLER, ET AL.

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Where a plaintiff, having brought suit alleging that a television rented to the defendants was stolen as the result of negligence on the defendants' part, has moved to stay the proceedings pending arbitration, the motion must be allowed because the arbitration agreement is not void on public poli...

REGULATING FACIAL APPEARANCE IN THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Apparance based lawsuits are becoming more prevalent in today's workplace. The latest national survey by the Employment Law Alliance reveals a nation deeply divided over regulating appearance in the American workplace-from weight to clothing, hairstyles to body piercing. Even as this debate inten...

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RESUME FRAUD

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an increasingly competitive employment market, job-seekers are quick to take whatever steps they can to present themselves as qualified and attractive candidates to employers. This means that prospective employees will even use websites like Fake Resume.com that instruct applicants how to chea...

SUPREME COURT DELIVERS NON-TEXT MESSAGE ABOUT TEXT MESSAGING

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

What an employer can reasonably expect when allowing an employee to usea messaging device supplied by the employer when the employee is “sexting.” Millions of Americans have used them to vote for their favorite “American Idol” candidate. Colleges and universities use them to inform students of s...

THE SCHOOLYARD BULLY COMES TO THE WORKPLACE

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of us remember the experiences of junior and senior high school with mixed emotions. It is supposed to be a relatively carefree time of academic learning and social exploration. Unfortunately, this is also a time when many children suffer from the unbearable cruelty and often relentless humi...

TATTOS AND BODY PIERCINGS IN THE WORKPLACE

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

AS EMPLOYEES MAKE THEIR MARK, EMPLOYERS ARE FORCED TO COVER THEMSELVES. When it comes to tattoos and body piercings the workplace norm has shifted over the last number of years. According to a mid-2010 Pew Research Center Study, 12 percent of the 18 to 29 year olds otherwise known as the “Millen...

TWEET TALK-AVOIDING THE TWITTER JITTERS

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Employers must deal with the complex of new opportunities andheadaches arising from this new social media First came blogs. Then Facebook. And now Twitter. Although these communications and networking tools were once used mainly by individuals for personal purposes, they are increasingly used by...

10 THINGS A COMPANY CAN DO WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Consider this a quick primer as to what you can legally do as an employer: 1.   It is legal to refuse to hire a felon. 2.   It is legal to refuse to let you bring a representative into your disciplinary meeting( as long as it is a non-union shop). 3.   It is legal to close your business. 4.  ...

WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO DO WHEN DOING BACKGROUND CHECKS

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is what every employer needs to do whether you are 10 or 1000 employees when it comes to doing an employee background check: 1.The person doing the hiring must be sufficiently trained before accessing CORI. The employer must keep a list of trained individuals. 2.Response option-An applican...

10 TIPS TO PREVENT DATA THEFT IN THE WORKPLACE

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

No one has to tell you that corporate data theft is on the rise. What you do need to know is how to best secure your customer data in the event you face an actual or imminent threat. Start by following these suggestions: 1.Secure sensitive customer, employee data. Store paper files and removable...

CUPID AND THE WORKPLACE: NOT A GOOD MATCH

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have been asked by several perspective employees seeking employment with firms in the Boston Metro West area as to why their employment contracts contain what is known as a “cupid clause.” That is that any romance with a co- worker is voluntary. By asking a perspective employee to confirm in w...

BLOGGING IN THE WORKPLACE

Posted by David Katz | Jul 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Does Personal Opinion End and Protection of Corporate Image Begin? Bloggin has now risen to an acceptable level of employee internal communication in today's corporate workplace. What kind of blogging is considered viable and what kindof blogging is to be defined as either slander or insubo...

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