Employment Blog

Category: Updates in Employment Law

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sherin and Lodgen Employment Department and Essex Partners host webinar on hot topics in employment law during the COVID-19 pandemic

08/10/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The Sherin and Lodgen Employment Department, in collaboration with Essex Partners, hosted a webinar titled, "Employment Hot Topics in the... Read More »

Proposed Amendments to the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Regulations

06/25/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In just a few months, beginning on January 1, 2021, most Massachusetts workers will be eligible for paid family and... 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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Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on revisions to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Rules of Procedure

03/02/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) on February 27, 2020. The article,... Read More »

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Unequal Bargaining Power and Hardship May Make a Post-Employment Restriction Unenforceable: New Guidance from Massachusetts’ Highest Court

02/26/2020   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky

On October 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Non-Competition Act, MGL c. 149, sec. 21, went into effect. Without a doubt, the... Read More »

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Proposed Changes to the MCAD’s Procedural Regulations

03/11/2019   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) recently released new draft procedural regulations, which aim to substantially overhaul the existing ones... Read More »

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

03/11/2019   |   BY David I. Brody

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act (the “Act”), contained troubling language for plaintiffs seeking to settle sexual harassment claims... Read More »