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How to Avoid the High Cost of a Guardianship or Conservatorship in Massachusetts

It doesn't matter how young or healthy you are. Bad things sometimes happen toEstate Planning 6.png good people. Whatever your age or health, for example, you might be only one car accident away from ending up mentally incapacitated. Have you prepared to make the legal burden on your family as light as possible?

Massachusetts Allows Employers to Legally Discriminate Based on Weight

While popular culture continues to perpetuate the notion that "fit" is preferable toDiscrimination and Prejudice.jpg "fat," few people are aware that it's legal in 49 states including Massachusetts to terminate a person for the unforgivable sin of packing a few extra pounds.

What Can I Do If My Ex is "Seriously Crazy" ?

Did you know that 1 out of 5 adults has a mental health issue? That meansMental Health 2.jpgthat every two to three families are dealing with a mental health issue at any given time. Look down the street. That means every other household in your own neighborhood is likely dealing with a mentally ill family member. You are far from alone, even though it may feel that way sometimes, especially when dealing with a case in family court.

infographic: 6 Types of Massachusetts Bosses and How to Work With Them

From a visionary to a commander, there are different types of bosses. By understanding the leadership style of your manager, you'll be able to work with them better and create a path for success. 

ABLE Accounts for the Disabled Available in Massachusetts

Massachusetts launched its ABLE program, named The Attainable Savings Plan, to allow people who become disabled prior to age 26 to save money, tax-free, and have more financial freedom than they have had in decades.

How Massachusetts Employers Stay Compliant with the ADA

Massachusetts employees are filing complaints under the American Disability ActADA 1.jpg (ADA) with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in record numbers, with over 28,000 complaints filed in 2016, garnering monetary benefits of $131 million.

Who's Responsible for Providing Disability-Related Workplace Accommodations to Massachusetts Temporary Employees?

Many Massachusetts businesses use temporary workers placed by staffingDisabled.jpg agencies. But who is responsible when a temporary worker requests a disability accommodation? The staffing agency and the business could both be responsible if they are acting as "joint employers" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

What to Do When Spouse Claims Disability in Massachusetts

Sometimes during divorce proceedings one spouse may claim to suffer from aDisability.jpg disability that affects their ability to work. When your spouse claims to be disabled, you might wonder if there is anything that you can do about it. It may sound awful to question the honesty of your once beloved spouse especially as it relates to a medical condition. But sometimes further exploration is necessary to determine the true extent of your spouse's disability and its effect on their ability to work. This is especially the case if your spouse has already given you reason not to trust.

Massachusetts Employers May Be Required to Accommodate Employees Who Test Positive for Marijuana

On July 17, 2017 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that underMassachusetts - Marijuana.jpg the Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination law an employer may be required to accommodate an employee who is a current user of medical marijuana regardless of the employer's drug free workplace and drug testing policies.  

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