10Mar, 17

New Hampshire employers are permitted in an application for employment to ask a job candidate if he has been arrested or convicted of a crime that has not been annulled by a court.  An annulment of a criminal conviction is a procedure upon which the court makes a ruling that the criminal record of the person for that crime is now as if they had never been arrested, convicted, ... more

9Mar, 17

Hugging can be a social greeting exhibiting friendliness and a caring personality.  However, at least one court has found that pervasive, unwelcome, hugging could rise to the level to constitute sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made a ruling on a California case of Victoria Zetwick v. County of Yolo and ... more

8Mar, 17

On February 24, 2017, the New Hampshire Supreme Court agreed with the trial court’s dismissal of former teacher Beverly Cluff-Landry’s claims against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, d/b/a St. Christopher’s School.  That case arose from Cluff-Landry suing with a claim: under our state’s whistleblower statute; wrongful discharge; and slander.  Cluff-Landry ... more

7Mar, 17

Attorneys J. Daniel Marr and Kevin P. Rauseo discuss “Criminal Records and Personnel Files". [audio m4a=""][/audio]   Tune in to WFEA 1370 AM / 99.9 FM (Manchester, NH) every Tuesday at 9:05 a.m. for “Law Matters with Hamblett & Kerrigan”.  Each Tuesday ... more

8Feb, 17

The Constitutional right of freedom of speech keeps the government from prohibiting certain speech.  For example, you have the right in a public place to espouse your political views.  People have the right to peacefully protest or show support to the government in public. However there is no obligation on a private employer to allow political speech in the workplace.  Employers ... more