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One Year and Counting: Employee Rights in a Post-COVID Workplace

By David I. Brody on February 19, 2021

One year into the pandemic, life feels as uncertain as ever. This uncertainty extends to questions about employee rights and... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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

By David I. Brody and Nancy S. Shilepsky on October 1, 2019
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In order to keep our readers abreast of recent developments and legal trends, we are continuing our “top five to... Read More »

Fiduciary Duties: Expansion of Protections for Shareholder-Professionals

By David I. Brody and Nancy S. Shilepsky on June 18, 2019
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As a general rule in Massachusetts, the officers and directors of a corporation do not owe fiduciary duties to individual... Read More »

“But I Can’t Prove It.” Yes You Can, With Circumstantial Evidence

By David I. Brody on March 11, 2019
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It is impossible to count the number of times we have heard an employee say, “I know something is wrong... Read More »

High Court Reinforces Discrimination Is About More Than Money

By Brian J. MacDonough and David I. Brody on March 11, 2019
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Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms and present itself in countless ways. Many people mistakenly believe that discrimination... Read More »

UPDATE: IRS Says NDAs Don’t Prevent Plaintiffs from Deducting Attorneys’ Fees in Sexual Harassment Settlements

By David I. Brody on March 11, 2019
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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act (the “Act”), contained troubling language for plaintiffs seeking to settle sexual harassment claims... Read More »

Punishing Unlawful Employers – Juries Say #MeToo

By David I. Brody on November 19, 2018
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The effects of the #MeToo movement have reached almost all corners of our lives, and the courtroom has been no... Read More »