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Special Education Tip #10: Choose Evaluators Wisely & Stay Organized

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How to choose Special Education Evaluators or Experts Deciding to hire an attorney to undertake a special education case is a big decision for many parents. Preparing to file a hearing request with the Bureau of Special ...

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When an Employee Cannot Be Fired: Exceptions to the At-Will Employment Rule

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As we discussed in a previous blog post, most jobs in Massachusetts are categorized as at-will employment. This general rule means that employers or employees may terminate their relationship for any cause, or no cause at ...

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Special Education Tip # 9: Share the Results of Outside Evaluations with Your Child’s School

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Share the Results of Outside Evaluations with Your Child’s School Many parents struggle with the decision to disclose information about their child’s disability to their child’s school. While independent evaluations ...

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At-Will Employment Law in Massachusetts

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In our practice, we often speak with individuals who have been terminated from employment and are seeking legal recourse. Unfortunately for many individuals who find themselves in this situation, most jobs in Massachusetts ...

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Special Education Tip #8: Provide Consent for School Evaluations

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When a school district requests consent to conduct evaluations of a child receiving special education services, many parents’ first inclination is to say no. This is especially true for parents who recently hired an ...

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Using Background Information in the Hiring Process: Credit Checks and School Records

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Employment Background Credit Checks As we discussed in our last article, it is not uncommon for employers to look into the background of applicants before deciding whether or not to extend an offer of employment. In addition ...

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Background Checks on Applicants – Massachusetts Law Offers Certain Protections

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Employment Background Checks – Massachusetts Law Background checks are often used by employers as part of the pre-employment screening process. Employers may be able to access certain information about applicants ...

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Special Education Tip # 7: Recording Team Meetings – is it a Good Idea?

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Is it a Good Idea to Record Team Meetings in MA? Team meetings can be stressful and confusing. During a typical meeting, teachers, administrators and specialists offer opinions about your child, often at a rapid pace and ...

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Pre-Employment Testing: What Employers Can and Cannot Require

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Pre-Employment Testing Under Massachusetts Law During the hiring process, job applicants may be asked to undergo various forms of testing in order to obtain employment. As a job applicant, you might expect a prospective ...

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Special Education Tip # 6: Make Sure Your Child Receives an Evaluation within the Required Timeframe

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Special Education Tip – Receiving a Timely Evaluation As a parent there may come a time when you are concerned about your child’s performance in school, and you may suspect that your child requires special education ...

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