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October 12, 2018

Pregnant at work?

Being pregnant while at work isn’t always easy, and it’s best to know your rights under the law. If you are pregnant, or are planning on becoming pregnant soon, here is some information to make yourself aware of your civil rights and how you can best exercise them in the workplace...

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October 5, 2018

Know Your Rights: Back to School & Free Speech

As students are settling back into the Fall school routine, it’s important to be aware of what constitutional rights exist on school property. Whether or not your public school can punish you for speaking out depends entirely on when, where, and how you choose to express yourself...

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September 19, 2018

BBA Releases Multilingual Principles Concerning Immigration Policy

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) has established a set of four principles that define its core values on immigration policy. To express its respect for and solidarity with immigrant communities in Massachusetts and to guide...

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September 11, 2018

Hurt on the job?

Employees who are injured at work or during the course of employment, including work-related mental or emotional disabilities, are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Massachusetts...

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August 28, 2018

Attorney General’s Office vs. American Military University

In the latest action against online, for-profit schools targeting veterans, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office recently announced a $270,000 settlement with the American Military University....

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August 15, 2018

First Time Home-Buyer?

Buying a home can be an intimidating task for many, often leaving first-time homebuyers feeling lost in the process of navigating mortgages, education, and assistance. If you are looking for guidance...

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July 30, 2018

What vacation benefits do Massachusetts employees have?

In the midst of this recent summer heat wave, many employees are itching to take their vacation time and soak up the sun with friends and family. However, the laws surrounding vacation benefits in Massachusetts can be confusing...

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July 20, 2018

What Public Benefits are Available to Immigrants?

Today, it can be difficult to understand what public assistance is available to immigrants entering and living in the United States. Here is some guidance on benefits and resources available to immigrants that aim to promote economic...

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July 9, 2018

Knowing which Chapter of Bankruptcy to file

Filing for bankruptcy can be a stressful and confusing time. You might be facing seemingly insurmountable debt, receiving threatening calls...

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June 18, 2018

Get the wages that are rightfully yours!

Unfortunately, there are some employers out there who try to take advantage of their employees. Some bosses assume that their workers don’t know their rights...

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June 8, 2018

Beat the Heat

It’s about to get hot here in Boston, and it’s important that everyone watches out for their own health and the health of those around us...

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May 22, 2018

Celebrating Melnea Cass

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh proclaimed today to be Melnea Cass Day in a tribute to a stalwart of civil rights activism in the city....

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May 4, 2018

Summer Jobs for Teens

As we finally enter the summertime, many Boston-area teens are looking for jobs to make some money and help pass the time off of school. Unfortunately, some employers might try and take advantage...

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April 27, 2018

Governor Baker signs major Criminal Justice Reform bill into law

There’s a big national effort to reform the criminal justice system across the country, and Massachusetts...

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