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Substantial Changes Coming with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By Nicholas J. Toyias, Esq. Effective April 1, 2018, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “Act”) will expand already existing legal protections for pregnant employees, most notably, employers will be required to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy and related conditions … Continue reading

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The ‘Close Corporation’ Legacy of the Demoulas/Market Basket Saga: A Case Against Type?

Attorney Susan Finneran of Finneran & Nicholson, P.C. and Professor Eric A. Lustig of New England Law Boston authored the following Article in New England Law Boston’s Law Review On Remand reviewing the  recent Market Basket Saga with respect to the potential close corporation legacy of … Continue reading

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Letters of Intent

Letters of Intent Letters of Intent (LOI), Memoranda of Understanding (“MOU”) and other writings, such as term sheets, are frequently used to summarize preliminary agreed upon deal terms, such as the purchase price, financing terms, due diligence parameters, confidentiality, so-called … Continue reading

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New Overtime Rule Deadline Stayed

By Dennis Ford Eagan, Esq. The changes to the overtime regulations that had been set for implementation on December 1, 2016, have been placed on hold. A decision by the United States District Court (E.D. Tex.) on November 22, 2016, has … Continue reading

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Personnel Records

Applicable laws in Massachusetts may require that employers maintain certain documents and information for each employee in separate personnel records. These records must be retained for the term of the employment and at least three (3) years after termination. The … Continue reading

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Employee Handbooks And Avoiding Contractual Obligations

A January, 2016 decision by the federal district court for the District of Massachusetts reiterates the importance of careful drafting and tailoring of employee handbooks and policies so as to avoid contractually binding obligations on management to their employees. Massachusetts … Continue reading

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