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First Circuit Joins Sister Circuits Approving Burden-Shifting Approach to Proving Causation in ERISA Fiduciary-Breach Claims

November 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Ordinarily, the burden of proof rests with the plaintiff. However, in Brotherston v. Putnam Investments, LLC, the First Circuit joined three of its sister circuit courts and held that the

New Massachusetts Law Places Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements

September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

After many years, Massachusetts legislators have finally agreed upon non-compete reform. On August 10, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new bill that affects the applicability, scope,

NLRB Issues Guidance on New Employer-Friendly Standard for Handbook Rules

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

In early June, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) issued Guidance on Handbook Rules Post-Boeing regarding how regional offices should apply its new standard for analyzing employee handbook rules

Employers Beware – No Grace Period For Untimely Payment of Wages To Terminated Employee

July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Massachusetts employers are (or should be) aware of the Massachusetts Wage Act’s strict requirements regarding the payment of wages to departing employees. Terminated employees must be paid all wages owed

More Changes for Massachusetts Employers: Paid Family & Medical Leave and Minimum Wage Increases

June 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Massachusetts has done it again. Yesterday, Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax Holiday. Deemed the “Grand Bargain,”

The Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Goes Into Effect on July 1, 2018. Is Your Business Prepared?

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) will become effective in less than one week, on July 1, 2018. MEPA was a landmark pay equity law that inspired dozens of

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