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Recent Developments Affecting Noncompetition Agreements in Massachusetts

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, Legal Insights by John Arnold, Mark Macchi, Peter Moser

There have been two recent developments affecting noncompetition agreements in Massachusetts that employers need to be aware of and take into account as they craft and review their own restrictive covenant forms. New Judicial Decision – Employment is Not Sufficient Consideration Pursuant to the Massachusetts... MORE

MA COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Request Form and Employer Reimbursement Process

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by John Arnold

On July 8, 2021, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (“EOAF”) made available a sample form for employees to request COVID-19 Sick Leave under the recently enacted COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”).  The Act, which has been in effect since... MORE

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Hirsch Roberts Weinstein Top Ranked in Chambers USA 2021

Alerts & News, Awards and Accolades by Erinn Larson

What Employers Need to Know About the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by Mark Macchi, Catherine Reuben, Alexandra Mitropoulos

On May 28, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law An Act Providing for Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (the “Act”), which requires employers to provide up to forty (40) hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave to employees with a primary place of employment in... MORE

Governor Baker’s Announcement Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions

Alerts & Advisories, Alerts & News, COVID-19 Resource Center, Legal Insights by Mark Macchi, Kathleen Berney, Catherine Reuben, David Wilson

On Monday, May 17, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that effective May 29, 2021 the COVID-19 restrictions previously put in place will be lifted, with caveats concerning face coverings in certain settings. This is a drastic acceleration from the previously announced reopening timeline, which originally... MORE

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