Monday, June 23, 2008

Middlesex Law Library

The Middlesex Law Library is open at the new location today. Their new phone number is 781-939-2920. Drop by to see the new space, and greet old friends. Directions are here. The facility is in the temporary Superior Courthouse in Woburn at 200 Trade Center.

Monday, June 16, 2008

New Law Library to Open in Woburn June 23

The Middlesex Law Library will reopen in its new location at 200 TradeCenter in Woburn on Monday June 23, 2008 at 8:30 am. The directions are here. The library is on the third floor.

All the services you were accustomed to utilizing in Cambridge will be available, including Westlaw, Lexis, and borrowing privileges, with the added benefit of plenty of free parking. Please stop by to greet the staff!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Teen Employment Rules

Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley is promoting an outreach program on teen employment, including a website for teens, LaborLowdown, a fact sheet for parents, and other materials. Since these sources rarely provide citations to the laws themselves, and since we are often asked "where does it say that...", we've created a new page, Law About Child Labor. This page provides links to sources that summarize the many overlapping state and federal laws, but also links to forms and to the laws themselves.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Maternity Act may apply to men

In a surprise announcement, MCAD Commissioner Martin B. Ebel reports that the Commission will now apply the Massachusetts Maternity Act in a gender neutral manner. The groundbreaking decision of Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health, was one of the reasons cited. The MCAD's website still reflects the old position that the law applies to women only. The commissioner promised that it will be changed to reflect the new interpretation. For more information, see our page on Maternity Leave.