Consumers Cannot Waive Chapter 93A Liability for a Building Code Violation

2017-01-13T17:12:42+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: James Peloquin, Litigation|

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a consumer cannot waive a contractor’s liability for a building code violation that also violates the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, so-called Chapter 93A. In Downey v. Chutehall Construction Co., Ltd., 14-P-1062 (January 6, 2016), the defendant contractor had installed a rubber membrane roof in violation of the Massachusetts

Supreme Court Considers Timing For Constructive Discharge Claims

2018-02-28T20:57:03+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Categories: Alexis P. Theriault, Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation, MCAD & EEOC|Tags: |

In Green v. Brennan, the Supreme Court will decide an important procedural question involving the issue of “constructive discharge”—what is the trigger that starts the clock for filing a claim? Is it the employer’s last discriminatory act or the date of the employee’s resignation? The Justices heard argument on November 30th, and a decision is

Update on Medical Marijuana Law and its Impact on Employment

2017-01-13T17:21:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Labor Law & NLRB, Laws & Regulations, Litigation, Mary E. (Beth) O'Neal, Wage & Hour|

In our blog posted on May 29 2015, we reviewed the issues surrounding the use by an employee of medical marijuana and its consequences in the workplace. Since then, a closely watched case pending before the Colorado Supreme Court was decided by the full court. Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, 2015 WL 3744265 (June 15,

Medical Marijuana Law and its Impact on Employment

2017-01-13T17:22:43+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Categories: Katherine Kelter, Litigation, Mary E. (Beth) O'Neal, MCAD & EEOC|

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) received what is believed to be the first complaint in the Commonwealth addressing the impact of medical marijuana use on a certified user’s employment. The case arises out of a Massachusetts woman’s use of medical marijuana for the treatment of Crohn’s disease and pits

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