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MA Supreme Judicial Court Bars Warrantless Searches of Vehicles Based on Marijuana Odor

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Massachusetts Court Bars Warrantless Searches of Vehicles Based on Marijuana Odor In a pair of decisions issued on July 9, 2014, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court refused to uphold warrantless searches of motor ...

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Using a Fake ID in Massachusetts – Not a Big Deal? Think Again!

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Using a Fake ID is Illegal in Massachusetts Summer is upon us. It’s a great time of year to go to clubs and concerts. It’s tough being 19 or 20 years old though, when you’re left behind by your 21 year old friends as ...

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Employers Must Accommodate Employees Unless it Presents an Undue Hardship

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In our last article, we discussed the protections afforded to disabled individuals in the hiring process. As we mentioned, qualified individuals with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations to allow them to ...

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Special Education Tip #5: Determine if Your Child is Eligible for Special Education Services

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Determine if Your Child is Eligible for Special Education Services Many parents of students who require special education services have concerns about their child’s progress or particular learning needs beginning at a young ...

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Qualified Individuals with Disabilities are Entitled to Reasonable Accommodations at Work

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In our last article, we discussed certain protections disabled individuals are entitled to in the hiring process. As we mentioned, under both federal and state law an employer cannot refuse to hire a qualified person who is ...

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Special Education Tip # 4: Do You Need an Evaluation to Determine Your Child’s Progress?

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Evaluations are Often Necessary to Determine Your Child’s Progress As the school year comes to an end, take the time to carefully review your child’s final report card and progress reports. Are you satisfied that your ...

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Disabled Persons Are Entitled To Protections In The Hiring Process

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Searching for employment is a difficult process, and having a disability can sometimes make a job search even harder. In order to comply with the law and to provide disabled persons with the protections that they deserve, an ...

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Special Education Tip # 3: Make a Record of Events

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Team meetings can be fast-paced and confusing events that are often emotional, with many people offering varied opinions about your child’s progress. On the other hand, communications with teachers and administrators about ...

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PART II – What You Can Ask and What You Shouldn’t Ask During an Interview?

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What You Can and Can’t Ask During an Interview In a previous blog article, we discussed the pitfalls that may trip up an interviewer who is unaware of laws which prohibit questions in certain areas. The following chart ...

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Special Education Tip #2: Does Your Child Need Extended Year Services?

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School is about to end. What if my child still needs services? Some children who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may be eligible for services beyond the normal ...

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