Employment Blog


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Behind the Headlines: Discrimination Based on Inherited Caste Illegal Under Massachusetts Law

02/22/2023   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky

A recent headline in the Boston Globe read: “Caste should not be part of the American Dream.” The article, authored... Read More »

Behind the Headlines: Employment Rights Survive Economic RIFs

02/21/2023   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky

Who is Chosen - What Must Be Paid and When - What to Keep in Mind During difficult economic times, when... Read More »

Sherin and Lodgen’s Employment Law Department Recognized by Chambers USA 2022 for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation

06/27/2022   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough

Sherin and Lodgen LLP announces that it was ranked for Labor & Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation in the 2022 edition... Read More »

New Federal Law Bans Enforcement of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Sexual Assault and Harassment Cases

03/18/2022   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

In order to avoid public scrutiny, many employers require employees and prospective employees to agree to resolve employment disputes in... Read More »

Protecting Health Care Whistleblowers under Massachusetts Law

03/18/2022   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

Massachusetts is known globally for its outstanding health care.  The health care industry is one of the largest sectors of... 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 »

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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 »

Non-Competition Agreements: The Material Change Doctrine is Alive and Well

02/19/2021   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

For years now, it seems that every annual “hot topics & trends” list within the legal and business community has... Read More »

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

06/18/2020   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

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

04/17/2020   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky

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

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Sticks and Stones May Break Bones, But Words May Constitute Unlawful Discrimination

02/26/2020   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

In recent months, there have been several news stories about the legal implications of inappropriate and/or offensive language in our... Read More »

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Navigating the Job Interview: Spotting and Responding to Potentially Unlawful Interview Questions

10/01/2019   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and David I. Brody

Largely gone are the days when employers could blatantly make hiring decisions based upon unlawful factors, like the sign in... Read More »