Erin Horton

Erin Horton

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Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments Are Taxable Under FICA

I have to admit, when I read the news that the Supreme Court had ruled earlier this week that severance payments are “wages” subject to payroll taxes, I thought I was on crazy pills: Didn’t we already know that? But,...more

3/27/2014 - FICA Taxes Income Taxes Quality Stores SCOTUS Severance Pay

NLRB Still Looking for Answers On Whether University Faculty Are “Managerial Employees”

The National Labor Relations Board is seeking amicus briefs to help it decide whether full-time, non-tenure-eligible contingent faculty members at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) are excluded from the National Labor...more

2/25/2014 - Classification Managers NLRA NLRB Universities

Are Unions Targeting Adjunct Faculty?

Adjunct faculty members are taking collective action in record numbers. Over the past year, higher education has seen unionization campaigns at universities in major metropolitan areas, including at Tufts University, Bentley...more

2/11/2014 - Collective Actions Colleges Unions Universities

Massachusetts Federal District Court Decision Reminds Employers Yet Again That They Should Not Trifle With the Independent...

Not gonna happen. That’s what the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts basically concluded about independent contractor arrangements in Massachusetts....more

1/10/2014 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors Trucking Industry Unemployment Unemployment Benefits

Covenant, Shmovenant? Ten-Year Nationwide Non-Compete in Asset Purchase Agreement Forms the Basis for Tortious Interference With...

Once again we are reminded that covenants not to compete given in connection with the sale of a business are an entirely different species from the employment kind. Last week, in Oros & Busch Application Technologies, Inc. v....more

12/5/2013 - Asset Purchaser Non-Compete Agreements Purchase Agreement Tortious Interference Void and Unenforceable

EEOC Priorities May Place Staffing Firms Under Greater Scrutiny

The EEOC identifies “eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring” among its top six priorities for fiscal years 2013 through 2016, which likely portends an increase in investigations and litigation directed at staffing...more

10/24/2013 - EEOC Investigations Staffing Agencies

No More Playing Cute With Non-Solicitation Obligations: First Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects "Customer Called Me First" Argument

Non-solicitation agreements now may have more teeth in Massachusetts. This week, in Corporate Technologies, Inc. v. Harnett, the First Circuit Court of Appeals allowed to stand an earlier injunction prohibiting Brian Harnett,...more

9/30/2013 - Compliance Enforcement Non-Solicitation Agreements

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