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Close Was Not Close Enough: First Circuit Denies Executive’s Implied Covenant Claim For Unpaid Equity Compensation Related To A Milestone Not Achieved

USA - December 24 2019 On November 27, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that, under Massachusetts law, a terminated...

Robert A. Fisher, Michael E. Steinberg.

Close Was Not Close Enough: First Circuit Denies Executive’s Implied Covenant Claim For Unpaid Equity Compensation Related To A Milestone Not Achieved

USA - December 23 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 27, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that, under Massachusetts law, a terminated...

Robert A. Fisher, Michael E. Steinberg.

Massachusetts High Court Finds Failure to Grant Lateral Transfer May Be Discrimination

USA - April 25 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that the failure to grant a lateral transfer may be the basis...

Christopher W. Kelleher, Robert A. Fisher.

A Bright Day for Employers: The Supreme Court Decides In Lamps Plus That Courts Cannot Order Class Arbitration Without An Express Agreement

USA - April 24 2019 Seyfarth Synopsis: Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela class action arbitration case. The holding and...

Richard L. Alfred, Shireen Yvette Wetmore, Gena B. Usenheimer.

Tips on Avoiding Wage and Hour Lawsuits in Massachusetts

USA - April 18 2019 Even fair-minded employers, with sound policies, face “off-the-clock” claims. That is, employers have to defend against lawsuits in which employees...

Hillary J. Massey, Molly Clayton Mooney, Robert A. Fisher, Timothy J. Buckley, Bridget M. Maricich, Alison H. Silveira, Michael E. Steinberg, Ariel D. Cudkowicz, Barry J. Miller, Kristin G. McGurn, C.J. Eaton, Jean M. Wilson, Anthony S. Califano, Patrick J. Bannon, Dawn Reddy Solowey.