Employee Communications: Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Lisa Stephanian Burton and Peter J. Mee, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- 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. See Employment at Will.
- Massachusetts law requires employers to post various notices related to employment. See Communications in Postings Required by Massachusetts Law.
- Massachusetts allows the use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements. See Communicating Sensitive Information.
- Massachusetts restricts certain uses of mobile devices while driving. See Restricting Employee Communications; Use of Mobile Devices.
- Employers should be aware that Massachusetts law prohibits retaliation against employees who engage in certain protected activities. See Restricting Employee Communications; Retaliation and Whistleblower Protections.
- Massachusetts recognizes defamation and defamation claims in the employment context. See Massachusetts Law on Defamation and Blacklisting.
- Massachusetts prohibits the monitoring of certain communications without consent. See Massachusetts Law on Monitoring Employee Communications.