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Gig Economy Still Evolving: Uber Update

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Companies like Uber have come to not only symbolize the gig economy, but also serve as bellwethers—leading the way, somewhat haphazardly, through uncharted legal territory. Uber’s classification of its drivers as independent contractors, and not as employees, is still one of the biggest and most closely watched issues surrounding this new business model. Here’s a…

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The Debate Is Over: New Non-compete Law Passes in Mass.

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In the final minutes of July, after many years of debate, Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that includes major changes to the state’s law on non-compete agreements. Now that the governor has signed it, the law will go into effect on October 1, 2018. Employers may need to rethink their non-compete strategies, as this law…

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Judy Polacheck to Be a Panelist for “Drawing a Line: Addressing Harassment in the Arts”

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Judy Polacheck, Boston employment lawyer at Polacheck HR Law LLC, will be a speaker for “Drawing a Line: Addressing Harassment in the Arts,” a panel discussion hosted by StageSource and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, March 27, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. in Boston. Polacheck, along with other HR and legal professionals and…

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The Sharing Economy and The Work Force: A Deep Dive

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There is a new book by NYU Stern School of Business professor Arun Sundararajan for those readers interested in the rise of gig workers, freelancers and independent contractors. “The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism” analyzes the sharing economy, or “gig economy,” and its influence over workers and work….

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Boston Employment Lawyer, Judy Polacheck, to Speak on ABA Conference Panel, Terrorism & The Workplace: What Is an Employer to Do … or Not?

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Judy Polacheck, Boston employment lawyer at Polacheck HR Law LLC, will serve as a speaker on the panel,  “Terrorism & The Workplace: What Is an Employer to Do … or Not?” at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law Conference, April 26-28, 2017, Washington, D.C. This session will examine employers’ efforts to keep…

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