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“If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…” Keep These Tips in Mind When Using Nondisparagement Clauses in Settlement Agreements with Employees

USA - May 10 2022 Nondisparagement clauses have long been a staple in settlement agreements between employers and employees as a way to discourage disgruntled…

Autumn Sharp, Kaitlin Thompson

California’s Board Diversity Law Struck Down in State Court, But Movement for Inclusion and Diversity on Boards Persists

USA - April 13 2022 On April 1, a state court judge in Los Angeles ruled that the California law (AB 979) mandating publicly traded companies include people from…

Anna Brown, Caroline Burnett, Susan F. Eandi

US 50 State Shelter-in-Place / Reopening Tracker

USA - April 8 2022 Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought…

Susan F. Eandi, Teresa H. Michaud, Lewis Popoff, Robin Samuel

No Conflict! The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds Franchisors Can Comply with both the FTC Franchise Rule and Massachusetts’ ABC Test

USA - April 1 2022 Massachusetts’ independent contractor statute applies to the franchisor-franchisee relationship and is not in conflict with the franchisor’s…

Autumn Sharp

US 50 State Shelter-in-Place / Reopening Tracker

USA - March 22 2022 Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought…

Susan F. Eandi, Teresa H. Michaud, Lewis Popoff, Robin Samuel