Employment Blog

International Executives: Cross-Border Employment Considerations and Traps for the Unwary

By Brian J. MacDonough on June 18, 2020
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In today’s global economy, executives are increasingly called upon to navigate the opportunities and challenges of conducting business around 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 Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provides access... 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 »

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 »

Brian J. MacDonough and Jaclyn L. McNeely published in MarketWatch on protecting your career

By Brian J. MacDonough on August 27, 2019

Brian J. MacDonough, co-chair of the firm's Employment Department, and Jaclyn L. McNeeley, associate, were published in a MarketWatch article... Read More »

The Embattled Executive: Strategies for Protecting Compensation and Careers

By Brian J. MacDonough on June 18, 2019
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In the not so distant past, it was not uncommon for successful executives and professionals to spend decades, if not... Read More »

Proposed Changes to the MCAD’s Procedural Regulations

By Brian J. MacDonough on March 11, 2019
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The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) recently released new draft procedural regulations, which aim to substantially overhaul the existing ones... Read More »

High Court Reinforces Discrimination Is About More Than Money

By Brian J. MacDonough and David I. Brody on March 11, 2019
Wooden gavel resting on its end on a wooden table in front of an open law book conceptual of a judge or courtroom.

Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms and present itself in countless ways. Many people mistakenly believe that discrimination... Read More »

Severance: Practical Guidance for the Departing Executive

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on November 19, 2018
A white glass piggy bank on top of golden coins.

With rare exceptions, employment relationships are not permanent. Indeed, in many cases, executives and professionals should not expect guaranteed employment... Read More »