Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP (SCM) was originally formed in 1945 as a traditional labor law firm. Since then we have evolved into a full service labor, employment and education law firm engaged in the representation of public and private employers and public schools.
SCM counsels and assists clients in a broad spectrum of labor, personnel and employment related issues ranging from the application of wage and hour laws to dealing with the National Labor Relations Act, Davis Bacon Act, OSHA, COBRA, FMLA and the ever changing anti-discrimination laws and accompanying regulations. We have significant experience in the development and implementation of personnel policies, preparation of affirmative action programs, the handling of employee problems, establishment of employee communication programs (e.g. employee handbooks), and the training of managers, and supervisors. We can assist employers in the creation and administration of salary and fringe benefit programs as well.
The following information is provided to enable Massachusetts employers to comply with those Massachusetts and Federal laws that are described below. Some of these laws will be in force in the near future, others are of long standing but are often misunderstood.
The Attorney General's Office recently issued guidance for school districts regarding what to do if a school receives a request by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") to conduct enforcement activities on school grounds or provide information about students and their families.