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Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts Anti-Retaliation Law
The SJC's ruling stems from a lawsuit brought against a Boston law firm, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., by one of its former attorneys.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts
An employee who searches for, copies, and shares with her attorney her employer's confidential business records to bolster her discrimination claim against her employer may be protected from discipline under Massachusetts law.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Supreme Court Decides Employers Must Make Religious Accommodations Regardless Of Knowledge Of Need For Accommodation
On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that an employer violates federal anti-discrimination law where an applicant's need for a religious accommodation is a motivating factor in the employer's hiring decision.
United States
5 Jun 2015
Massachusetts Court Issues Important Ruling On Releases Of Wage Act Claims
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) this week issued an important decision addressing whether agreements containing general releases are sufficient to bar claims brought by employees under the Massachusetts Wage Act
United States
2 Jan 2013
Noncompete Enforced Despite Hiring Company's Best Efforts To Preserve Former Employer's Secrets
This decision by a federal judge in Massachusetts enforcing a non-competition agreement is notable for at least two reasons: (1) it presents yet another example of a court in Massachusetts rejecting an argument that California law should govern a non-compete dispute, and (2) it contains an interesting discussion of the hiring company’s substantial but unsuccessful effort to avoid the noncompete by taking steps to ensure that the new employee protected the confidential information of his previous
United States
6 Jun 2011
Battles That Decide Wars
It is often said that noncompete cases differ from other types of civil litigation in that the initial battle in the case often decides the war
United States
15 Apr 2011
Tips For Planning Reductions In Force
We know that the recent financial crisis and related economic downturn unfortunately are causing many employers to consider ways to reduce operational expenses, including through workforce restructuring and layoffs.
United States
18 Nov 2008
Ten Tips For Hiring Without Getting Sued
As was recently reported in these pages, many New England technology companies are hiring, creating an increasingly tight labor market.
United States
10 Nov 2008
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