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Domestic Violence Leave Now Mandated in Massachusetts

On August 8, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed sweeping new legislation in the area of domestic violence—M.G.L. c. 260 entitled “An Act relative to domestic violence.” The new law is effective immediately and...more

8/19/2014 - Crime Victims Domestic Violence Employee Rights Paid Leave Unpaid Leave

Massachusetts Legislature Fails to Pass Bill to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt the UTSA

Employers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Massachusetts legislature has rejected a bill to ban noncompetition agreements. The effort to outlaw noncompetes in the Commonwealth has...more

8/18/2014 - Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants UTSA

Massachusetts Federal Court Holds That Websites Can Be Places Of Public Accommodation For Purposes Of The ADA

In National Association for the Deaf v. Netflix, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that Netflix’s Internet video-streaming service, known as “Watch Instantly,” constitutes a place of public...more

8/17/2012 - ADA Disability Disability Access Claims Discrimination Internet Netflix Public Accommodation Reasonable Accommodation

New Law In New Hampshire Requires Employers To Disclose Non-Compete Agreements At The Time Of Hire Or Change Of Job

As of July 14, 2012, employers in New Hampshire must provide all “non-compete and non-piracy agreements” to job applicants prior to or concurrent with a job offer or “change in job classification.” Failure to comply with the...more

8/17/2012 - Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements

First Circuit Limits Ability To Avoid Class-Wide Arbitration

The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that has a significant impact on the ability of employers to avoid class-wide arbitration. In Fantastic Sams Franchise Corporation v. FSRO Association Ltd., the...more

8/17/2012 - Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Class Arbitration Stolt-Nielsen

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