Blog

Mar
14
2018
When people think about workplace sexual harassment, they often imagine an employer demanding a quid pro quo or pervasive sexual harassment by a supervisor or coworker. I have written about the legal definition of sexual harassment but one additional issue employees should be aware of is so-called third-party sexual harassment. Employers are legally obligated to […]
Feb
26
2018
Employers retaliate against their employees for all kinds of reasons and in all kinds of ways. Some of those reasons, while often unfair and contemptible, are perfectly legal. While others constitute violations of the law. It can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. To constitute unlawful retaliation, an employer’s negative employment action […]
Jan
26
2018
State and federal law generally require most employers to pay their employees overtime wages unless the employee is exempt. One such exemption exists for certain salaried employees. However, just because an employer has decided to pay you a salary, does not necessarily mean that you are automatically exempt from overtime wage laws. In order to […]
Dec
26
2017
Long gone are the days of walking into your local bank, taking a loan in exchange for a mortgage, and having that bank serve as the mortgagee and the entity to which you owe money for the life of the loan. Today, loans are bought, sold, chopped up, and packaged for a variety of reasons. […]
Nov
21
2017
Most states, including Rhode Island and Massachusetts, follow the so-called “employment at will” doctrine. This means that in the absence of a contract (either through a union or otherwise), an employee may be fired for any reason or no reason at all. Employment at will essentially means that employees are afforded very few protections against […]
Nov
07
2017
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates “consumer reports,” including credit reports. Among the many prohibitions contained in the FCRA is the requirement that people using, accessing, or obtaining your credit report have a permissible purpose in doing so. The statute contains a list of permissible situations in which a consumer report may be obtained. […]
Oct
24
2017
People are talking about workplace sexual harassment. This is a good thing. People generally agree, thankfully, that sexual harassment is a practice that has no business existing in the modern world, including the modern workplace. But that agreement ends when people start debating what actually constitutes workplace sexual harassment. The law can shed some light. […]
Oct
11
2017
If you have been the victim of an unfair or deceptive practice in connection with your use of a credit card or any other interaction with a business, contact Enright Law. State and federal statutes governing unfair and deceptive trade acts and practices will often entitle you to multiple damages and attorneys’ fees and costs. […]