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August 01, 2018

Massachusetts Poised to Become the Sixth State with Mandatory Paid Family Leave

On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed landmark House Bill 4640, “An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave, and the Sales Tax Holiday,” affecting all employers in the Commonwealth.  Effective January 1, 2021, Massachusetts will join the growing number of s
July 01, 2018

Federal Judge Asks SJC to Consider Asbestos Exception to Statute of Repose

A Massachusetts Federal judge has invited the state’s highest court to weigh in on her opinion that a statute of repose should not be applied to bar personal injury claims arising from asbestos exposure.
June 01, 2018

The Fine Lines of Insurance Coverage

In Wilson Puente v. Progressive Northwestern Insurance Company, the Connecticut Appellate Court found that a pedestrian who was struck near the vehicle he had just exited, as he was intending to walk across a parking lot . . .
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.