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By Maria Rockwell
The competing interests of an individual's First Amendment right to religious freedom and an individual's right to be free from discrimination will be addressed by the "SCOTUS" in the fall.
By Jacob Tosti, Summer Associate
On May 25, 2017, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the case of Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. to determine whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and invited the submission of amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs on the issue from interested parties.
By Timothy Powell
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on June 30 that the Pentagon has approved a six-month delay of the start date for allowing transgender recruits to enlist in the military.
By Kathryn E. Szewczyk
If you have been looking for ways to give back this summer, you might want to try something different.
By Timothy Powell
Under the new administration, OCR aims to limit investigations to the individual allegations, and to seek rapid resolution without broadening the scope of particular types of cases.
By Christopher J. Mercurio
Imagine finding the perfect site for your new brewery and tap room—it's spacious, inexpensive, and conveniently located—only to be told by your lawyer that breweries aren't allowed in that particular location.
By Robert G. Young
In the recent case of Doe v. University of North Texas Board of Regents, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied the University's motion for summary judgment....
By Robert G. Young
The new website includes official guidance on FERPA and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
By Scott Cashman
The "plan" unveiled by the Trump administration in late April to repeal the federal estate tax was a broadly vague outline of tax reform goals.
By AiVi Nguyen
In Massachusetts, medical marijuana has been legal since 2013. People need only obtain documentation from their physicians certifying that they suffer from a debilitating medical condition...
By Peter Martin
The Worcester District Medical Society published an article by Peter Martin in the May/June 2017 edition of its quarterly publication, Worcester Medicine, discussing the recently proposed amended regulations that will loosen restrictions on the use of "mid-level practitioners".
By Terrence Briggs
If you have an account in a retirement plan where you work or you own an Individual Retirement Account, you may get investment advice from an investment advisor.
By Timothy Powell
As we reported a few months ago in a previous article, "7th Circuit Rehears Hively Case", the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear the case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, on the issue of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
By David Felper
In a recent decision involving George Washington University ("GWU") and the Service Employees International Union ("SEIU") Local 500, the National Labor Relations Board determined that students...
By Brian Mullin
In April, the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) released amendments to the regulations governing access to and the use of information maintained in the Commonwealth's...