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Governor Baker Signs Noncompetition Agreement and Trade Secret Reform into Law

USA - August 13 2018 On August 10, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed recently-passed legislation regulating the use and enforcement of noncompetition agreements. In...

Jeffrey S. Siegel.

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Noncompetition Agreement and Trade Secret Reform

USA - August 6 2018 On July 31, 2018, on the eve of the close of the legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a bill regulating the use and enforcement...

Jeffrey S. Siegel.

Massachusetts “Grand Bargain” Raises Minimum Wage, Ends Sunday and Holiday Premium Pay, Creates Paid Family and Medical Leave

USA - July 2 2018 On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law “An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax...

Are Extended Leaves of Absence Reasonable Accommodations? A Federal Appeals Court Recently Said No

USA - December 18 2017 When an employee is out of work due to a serious illness or injury, how long and under what conditions does the employer need to hold that employee’s...

Jonathan D. Persky.

SJC Reinstates Punitive Damages Award Against Employer In Sexual Harassment Verdict

USA - August 29 2016 On August 24, 2016, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an opinion addressing the standard for awarding punitive damages against employers...

Allison Cherundolo.