As you read this synopsis, if you see terms you do not understand or that you would like more information about, just use our search tool to find more in-depth discussions.The first broad area of labor and employment law, perhaps the one that is of interest to the greatest number of our readers, is employee rights regarding wages and time worked.There are numerous government websites dealing with employee rights, and the Attorney General has a Hotline that MA residents can call to get information about their rights on the job. In other threads on this forum, readers will find detailed discussions on the difference between at-will employment and contract employment, and how those two broad categories of employment are treated differently under MA law.This is a key distinction because, with many exceptions (also discussed in the forum) employers are free to terminate at will employees for any legal and non-discriminatory reason.If you use our search tool, you will find many questions and answers dealing with overtime pay, the minimum wage, tips, holiday pay, meal breaks, etc.Those who live and work in Massachusetts can also avail themselves of many government sponsored resources.
State law also requires mandatory arrest for violations of restraining orders. If charges are filed, only the prosecutor has the authority to drop them.A 17 year old girl who had sex with a 15 year old boy, a 18 year old high school student who slapped a 14 year old girl on the ass, and this gem "A man who grabbed a 14-year-old girl's arm to chastise her after she walked in front of his car, causing him to swerve to avoid hitting her, must register as a "sex offender," the Appellate Court of Illinois has ruled." One thing I don't understand if the age of consent is 16 in Washington was is there a problem?They put too many people on this list when only violent offenders should be listed. if he is encouraging or assisting you in disobeying your parents, he can potentially be charged with an assortment of crimes.A judge must approve the prosecutor's request to dismiss a case.The victim is a witness for the state and has no authority to drop charges.