Employment Blog


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Supreme Court Employment Cases to Watch

12/12/2017   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky

Class Action Waivers - Prepared by Jessica G. Kelly In 2012, the National Labor Relation Board held that employers cannot enforce... Read More »

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Protecting Executive Compensation: Unvested Equity and the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

09/13/2017   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky

Executive compensation comes in many forms.  Aside from the basics—salary, bonuses, and fringe benefits— deferred and equity compensation often constitute... Read More »

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Termination for Cause, Office Romance and Unexpected Forgiveness in the Courts

06/27/2017   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky

Consider the following: A male executive has a long-term, clandestine affair with a young female subordinate.  The executive takes steps... Read More »

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Federal Judge Halts New Overtime Rule Issuing Nationwide Injunction

11/30/2016   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

On November 22, 2016, just days before the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule regarding the new overtime pay standards... Read More »

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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Regarding Overtime Exemption For White Collar Employees

06/06/2016   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule updating the overtime pay exemption for “white collar”... Read More »

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Employment Law in Massachusetts: What Out-of-Staters Need to Know

04/27/2016   |   BY Brian J. MacDonough

Massachusetts is known for having in place a multitude of laws governing the employment relationship. Over the past few years,... Read More »

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The Executive Ex Pat Agreement: A Checklist of Ex-Pat Specific Possible Terms

04/05/2016   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough

Expatriate (Ex Pat) agreements vary from company to company and from location to location, and are often tailored to the... Read More »