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

By Sherin and Lodgen on May 9, 2018

Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that it was ranked for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation in the 2018 edition... Read More »

LEGAL ALERT: Updated Equal Pay Act, Effective July 1, 2018

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 30, 2018

On July 1, 2018, the new Massachusetts Equal Pay Act takes effect.  The Office of the Attorney General has published... Read More »

#MeToo and the New Tax Law: Beware Of The Unintended Consequences

By Brian J. MacDonough and David I. Brody on April 27, 2018

As the dust settles from the recent legislative collision between the #MeToo movement and tax reform, it is the proponents... Read More »

There is No Such Thing as “Boilerplate”: Protecting Equity and Deferred Compensation

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 20, 2018

Typically, an executive separating from employment is asked to sign a severance agreement in exchange for severance.  Severance agreements may... Read More »

Sexual Misconduct and the Definition of “Cause”

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on February 15, 2018

The Balles v. Babcock Power Inc. decision sheds light on whether sexual misconduct constitutes “cause” and provides go-forward guidance to... Read More »

Federal Tax Deductibility: Three Changes That Impact Employees

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on February 12, 2018

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, making numerous and significant changes to... Read More »

Relief for Board Members and Investors in Non-Payment of Wages Cases

By David I. Brody on February 12, 2018

The Massachusetts Wage Act, M.G. L. c. 149, § 148, imposes on employers treble damages and attorney's fees for the... Read More »

MCAD Issues Guidance on the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act

By David I. Brody and Nancy S. Shilepsky on February 12, 2018

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act becomes effective on April 1, 2018 and will be enforced by the Massachusetts Commission Against... Read More »

BEWARE: In Bankruptcy, “Equity Compensation” Treated As Equity, Not Compensation

By Brian J. MacDonough on February 12, 2018

In a January 25, 2018 decision, In re: Lehman Brothers, Inc., the Second Circuit of the United States Court of... Read More »

Supreme Court Employment Cases to Watch

Class Action Waivers - Prepared by Jessica G. Kelly In 2012, the National Labor Relation Board held that employers cannot enforce... Read More »

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