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April 2013 Archives

Is Your Arbitration Dispute Resolution Policy In Your Employee Handbook Enforceable?

Employers beware: you may be precluding your rights to arbitration if you maintain unilateral discretion to alter the terms of an employee handbook. In Domenichetti v. The Salter School, LLC, et al., Judge Saylor of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that an employer was precluded from enforcing the terms of the Dispute Resolution clause located in its employee handbook because the employer had the power to require the employee to arbitrate the covered dispute, while simultaneously reserving the right to modify the agreement and such an agreement is not enforceable. 

Child Support Modification Standard Clarified And Simplified

Recently, the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts clarified the standard for a parent to get a child support order modified. In Morales v. Morales, the SJC held that a divorced parent does not have to prove a substantial change in circumstances in order to modify a child support order.

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