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Sticks and Stones May Break Bones, But Words May Constitute Unlawful Discrimination

By Brian J. MacDonough on February 26, 2020
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In recent months, there have been several news stories about the legal implications of inappropriate and/or offensive language in our... Read More »

But I Would Have Earned It – Treble Damages for Lost Wages

By David I. Brody on February 26, 2020
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The Massachusetts Wage Act provides strong protections for employees, including, for example, making it unlawful for employers to withhold an... Read More »

Challenging Post-Employment Restrictions: New Guidance from the Supreme Judicial Court

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on February 26, 2020
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On October 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Non-Competition Act, MGL c. 149, sec. 21, went into effect. Without a doubt, the... Read More »

The “Top Five Cases” We Watched in 2019

By David I. Brody on January 3, 2020
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As we kick off the new decade, we're wrapping up the top five cases and topics of importance to executives... Read More »

Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on a recent ruling regarding implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing

By Sherin and Lodgen on December 19, 2019
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Brian J. MacDonough, co-chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in the December 12th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article,... Read More »

David I. Brody quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on potential liability for ‘OK Boomer’ in the workplace

By David I. Brody on December 9, 2019

David I. Brody, associate in the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in the December 5th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW). His... Read More »

David I. Brody and Jaclyn L. McNeely published in CEO Today article on circumstantial evidence

By Sherin and Lodgen on October 23, 2019
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David I. Brody and Jaclyn L. McNeely, associates in the firm's Employment Department, were recently published in the October issue... Read More »

Navigating the Job Interview: Spotting and Responding to Potentially Unlawful Interview Questions

By Brian J. MacDonough and David I. Brody on October 1, 2019
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Largely gone are the days when employers could blatantly make hiring decisions based upon unlawful factors, like the sign in... Read More »

Cases to Watch: United States Supreme Court to Decide Whether Title VII’s Prohibition against Sex Discrimination Protects LGBTQ Individuals

By Brian J. MacDonough on October 1, 2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three cases on October 8, 2019 that will determine whether Title VII’s... Read More »

Our “Top Five to Ten” List of Important Recent Cases

By David I. Brody and Nancy S. Shilepsky on October 1, 2019
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In order to keep our readers abreast of recent developments and legal trends, we are continuing our “top five to... Read More »