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Sherin and Lodgen’s Employment Law Department Recognized by Chambers USA

By Sherin and Lodgen on May 15, 2020

Sherin and Lodgen was ranked for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading... Read More »

Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on damages awarded to cancer researcher for loss of laboratory

By Sherin and Lodgen on May 12, 2020
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Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm's Employment Department, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on May 7, 2020. The... Read More »

The CARES Act and Your Compensation: What Every Executive Should Know

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 17, 2020

Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provides access... Read More »

First, take a deep breath: Advice from Brian J. MacDonough on how executives can protect themselves during trying times

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 13, 2020

During trying times, now more than most, executives can expect their decisions and actions to be closely scrutinized, sometimes fairly... Read More »

Brian J. MacDonough published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on unlawful discrimination in the workplace

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 18, 2020
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Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) on March 12, 2020.... Read More »

Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on revisions to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Rules of Procedure

By Sherin and Lodgen on March 2, 2020
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Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) on February 27, 2020. The article,... Read More »

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 »

Unequal Bargaining Power and Hardship May Make a Post-Employment Restriction Unenforceable: New Guidance from Massachusetts’ Highest 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 »

Brian J. MacDonough appointed Chair of the Firm’s Employment Department

By Sherin and Lodgen on February 1, 2020

Brian J. MacDonough has been appointed chair of the firm’s Employment Department, effective February 1, 2020. Brian previously served as co-chair... Read More »