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Updated Bulletin Regarding COBRA Premium Assistance Under ARPA

07/20/2021   |   BY Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber

The IRS recently issued a detailed notice (Notice 2021-31) providing much-needed guidance on the application of the temporary premium assistance... Read More »

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Not So Fast: A Cautionary Tale Regarding “Mistakes” In Employment Agreements

07/20/2021   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

Consider the following fact pattern: Employer makes the decision to terminate a senior-level Executive. This is a without cause termination... Read More »

Top Five to Ten

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

07/20/2021   |   BY David I. Brody and Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber

When we published our February newsletter, COVID-related closures were still commonplace, vaccines were only first making their way to the... Read More »

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Brian J. MacDonough named “Employment Law Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

07/14/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm's Employment Department, has been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) third annual... Read More »

Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber quoted in Law360 article on employment rulings from the latest U.S. Supreme Court term

07/07/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber, senior associate in the firm’s Employment Department and president of Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), was quoted... Read More »

Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber and David I. Brody re-elected as President and Vice President of MELA

06/04/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Sherin and Lodgen attorneys Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber and David I. Brody have been re-elected to serve as President and Vice... Read More »

Sherin and Lodgen’s Employment Law Department recognized by Chambers USA 2021 for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

06/02/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Sherin and Lodgen was ranked for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading... Read More »

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Nancy S. Shilepsky named a 2021 “Go-To Employment Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

04/16/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Congratulations to Nancy S. Shilepsky, partner in the firm’s Employment Department, on being named a 2021 “Go-To Employment Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers... Read More »

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Offer Letter vs. Employment Agreement: Does it Matter?

04/05/2021   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky

Are the terms of an offer letter enforceable? If the offer is accepted, the answer is usually a resounding “yes,”... Read More »

COBRA Alert: Enhanced Benefits for Those Eligible

04/01/2021   |   BY Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which provides important health insurance... Read More »

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Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough published in Law360 on the application of the doctrine of the ministerial exception

04/01/2021   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Nancy S. Shilepsky, partner in the firm’s Employment Department, and Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the department, were published in Law360 on March... Read More »

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Discrimination Alert: Most Employees of Religious Institutions Remain Protected, At Least for Now

03/09/2021   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky

On March 5, 2021, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (the SJC), issued a decision that prevents religious institutions from... Read More »