Amber Elias

Amber Elias

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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Domestic Violence Leave Becomes Law in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence on August 8, 2014.This far-reaching law, which institutes reforms throughout the criminal justice system, mandates that all public and...more

8/20/2014 - Crime Victims Domestic Violence Paid Leave Unpaid Leave

Rhode Island Enacts New Social-Media Privacy Law

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts into law. In a press release, lawmakers said that the new law was modeled on similar laws in California that are “considered one...more

8/4/2014 - Employment Policies Internet Privacy New Legislation Popular Privacy Laws Social Networks

State Court Holds Employers Must Protect Trade Secrets From Independent Contractors

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision held that employers risk losing trade secrets and confidential information if they do not protect that information from independent contractors. The court held that employers who...more

2/13/2014 - Confidential Information Confidentiality Agreements E-Waste Employee Handbooks Independent Contractors Trade Secrets

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