Avoiding liability in the Massachusetts workplace

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Federal Publications Inc. , [Washington, D.C.]
Labor laws and legislation -- Massachusetts., Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- Massachusetts., Employees -- Dismissal of -- Law and legislation -- Massachusetts., Employers" liability -- Massachus



ContributionsStewart, Henry G., Malone, Judith A., 1951-
LC ClassificationsKFM2734.Z9 W45 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 386 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL899731M
LC Control Number95191792

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