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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 »

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 Sherin and Lodgen 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 »