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Social Media and the Workplace: Takeaways from ‘Beagan’

By Christopher R. Blazejewski on July 20, 2017

The Rhode Island Supreme Court on June 19 issued its first decision discussing the burgeoning and unsettled topic of social... Read More »

Disability Discrimination, Good Faith is Not Enough: Case Note: Gannon v. City of Boston

By David I. Brody on July 14, 2017

On April 18, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in Gannon v. City of Boston, a case... Read More »

Termination for Cause, Office Romance and Unexpected Forgiveness in the Courts

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on June 27, 2017

Consider the following: A male executive has a long-term, clandestine affair with a young female subordinate.  The executive takes steps... Read More »

Keeping Your New Job and Staying Out of Court (Even in California): Tips for Employees as They Transition to New Employment

In the world of employment law, one of the most common misconceptions is that, in California, employees move freely between... Read More »

Sherin and Lodgen Employment Department and Department Chair Nancy S. Shilepsky Ranked by Chambers USA

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 8, 2017

Sherin and Lodgen's Employment Department was ranked by Chambers USA for "Labor and Employment:  Mainly Plaintiff's Representation" in Massachusetts. As one client noted,... Read More »

Negotiating Executive Severance: Five Factors for a Better Package

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 5, 2017

One day you may be asked to leave your position, whether or not it is good for the company, or... Read More »

Putting on the Top Hat: Relying on ERISA to Protect Executive Deferred Compensation

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on May 5, 2017

Suppose the deferred compensation component of an executive’s change of control or employment agreement, or the company’s executive compensation plan,... Read More »

Disproving “Cause” in Equity and Executive Employment Agreements

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 4, 2017
executive advocacy

On March 6, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided Balles v. Babcock Power Inc., a case involving the meaning and... Read More »

Avoiding the At Will Employment Doctrine: Three Practical Strategies for Massachusetts Employees and Their Lawyers

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on March 5, 2017

The doctrine of employment at will arose during the Industrial Revolution as an alternative to what had been the mutual... Read More »

Federal Judge Halts New Overtime Rule Issuing Nationwide Injunction

By Charlotte Drew and Brian J. MacDonough on November 30, 2016

On November 22, 2016, just days before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule regarding the new overtime pay standards... Read More »

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