Alerts & News

Payment of Final Wages Upon Separation: New SJC Decision Increases Employer Exposure

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, Legal Insights by Peter Moser, Catherine Reuben, Kathleen Berney, Richard Loftus

Under the express language of the Wage Act¹: (i) “any employee discharged from such employment shall be paid in full on the day of his discharge”, with “wages” being defined to include all earned vacation time, (ii) an aggrieved employee may file a lawsuit “for... MORE




HRW Proudly Welcomes Tavish Brown to the HRW Team!

Alerts & News, HRW in the News by Magdalen Teodecki



Jeff Hirsch Receives Ranking in 2022 Edition of Chambers Global

Alerts & News, Awards and Accolades, HRW in the News by Magdalen Teodecki

About Chambers Global Chambers Global ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has identified and ranked the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in more than 180 jurisdictions worldwide. Chambers bases its listings solely on extensive research and outside... MORE

MA COVID-19 Sick Leave March 15, 2022 Expiration / April 29, 2022 Reimbursement Deadline

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by Alicia Ward, John Arnold, Kathleen Berney, Catherine Reuben, Peter Moser

The law, as amended, requires employers to make paid leave time available to employees for COVID-related illnesses, quarantine, and vaccinations until the earlier of April 1, 2022 or the exhaustion of $100 million in program funds. On February 28, 2022, the Executive Office for Administration... MORE

Senate Passes the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, Legal Insights by John Arnold, Peter Moser, Catherine Reuben

  The new law changes the landscape with respect to the enforceability of arbitration clauses at both the state and federal level. Up to this point, the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently held that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts any conflicting state law regarding... MORE

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