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Employee Communications: Massachusetts, XpertHR Employment Law Manual

June 2014

Employment in Massachusetts is at-will. The general rule in Massachusetts is that an employment-at-will relationship can be terminated at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. Massachusetts law requires employers to post various notices related to employment. Massachusetts allows the use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements. Massachusetts restricts certain uses of mobile devices while driving. Employers should be aware that Massachusetts law prohibits retaliation against employees who engage in certain protected activities. Massachusetts recognizes defamation claims in the employment context. Massachusetts prohibits the monitoring of certain communications without consent.

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