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First, take a deep breath: Advice from Brian J. MacDonough on how executives can protect themselves during trying times

04/13/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

During trying times, now more than most, executives can expect their decisions and actions to be closely scrutinized, sometimes fairly... Read More »

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Brian J. MacDonough published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on unlawful discrimination in the workplace

03/18/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW) on March 12, 2020.... 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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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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But I Would Have Earned It – Treble Damages for Lost Wages

02/26/2020   |   BY David I. Brody

The Massachusetts Wage Act provides strong protections for employees, including, for example, making it unlawful for employers to withhold an... 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 »

Brian J. MacDonough appointed Chair of the Firm’s Employment Department

02/01/2020   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Brian J. MacDonough has been appointed chair of the firm’s Employment Department, effective February 1, 2020. Brian previously served as co-chair... Read More »

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The “Top Five Cases” We Watched in 2019

01/03/2020   |   BY David I. Brody

As we kick off the new decade, we're wrapping up the top five cases and topics of importance to executives... Read More »

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Brian J. MacDonough quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article on a recent ruling regarding implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing

12/19/2019   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Brian J. MacDonough, co-chair of the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in the December 12th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The article,... Read More »

David I. Brody quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on potential liability for ‘OK Boomer’ in the workplace

12/09/2019   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

David I. Brody, associate in the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in the December 5th issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (MLW). His... Read More »

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David I. Brody and Jaclyn L. McNeely published in CEO Today article on circumstantial evidence

10/23/2019   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

David I. Brody and Jaclyn L. McNeely, associates in the firm's Employment Department, were recently published in the October issue... 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 »