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May 01, 2018

Recent Ruling by the First Circuit Highlights Free Speech Tension between Public Employers and Employees

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provides considerable insight into the dynamic between public sector employers and employees when one’s freedom of expression is at stake.
April 01, 2018

The Tangle of Employee Turnover: How Employment Law Can Help

With the unemployment rate at an all-time low, the employee turnover rate is at an all-time high. Few industries are safe from the high turnover percentage.
March 01, 2018

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

A new law will go into effect on April 1, 2018, significantly improving anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections for pregnant employees.
February 01, 2018

Second Circuit Rules that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Prohibited by Title VII

Yesterday, in a groundbreaking decision, the Second Circuit ruled that Title VII applies to claims of sexual orientation discrimination in Zarda v. Altitude Express.
January 01, 2018

Connecticut Limits Collateral Estoppel for Employee Complaints

On July 11, 2017, in Spiotti v. Town of Wolcott et al., the Supreme Court of Connecticut reaffirmed that General Statutes § 31-51bb permits employees to assert constitutional or statutory claims in court even after the same issues were resolved by grievance procedures or arbitration pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.