Gauri Punjabi

Gauri Punjabi

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Two All-Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese, Pickles, Onions, on a Sesame Seed Bun – NLRB Rocks Franchise World by...

The National Labor Relations Board is attempting to expand the reach of the National Labor Relations Act once again – this time the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel authorized formal complaints against McDonald’s USA,...more

8/12/2014 - Employee Rights Franchises Joint Employers McDonalds NLRA NLRB Unfair Labor Practices

Massachusetts Federal Court Refuses to Transform Non-Disclosure Agreement into a Non-Competition Agreement

A recent decision from the Massachusetts federal district court serves as a good reminder to Massachusetts employers that courts are unlikely to view the breach of a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement as justification...more

6/30/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employer-Owned Intellectual Property Employment Contract Former Employee Non-Compete Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreement Popular Restrictive Covenants

First Circuit Court of Appeals Holds That Employer Can be Found Liable Under Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Negligence Theory for...

In a case of first impression, the First Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employer can be held liable under Title VII for quid pro quo sexual harassment based on the discriminatory actions of a non-supervisory...more

6/17/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Harassment Negligence Sexual Harassment Title VII

Pennsylvania Court Refuses to Enforce Non-Competition Agreement; Holds that Continued Employment Alone is Insufficient...

Most jurisdictions in the United States hold that continued employment constitutes sufficient consideration in exchange for entering into a non-competition agreement. A handful of jurisdictions however – Minnesota, North...more

5/21/2014 - Consideration Employment Contract Enforcement Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Massachusetts Superior Court Holds that a Lateral Transfer Can Constitute an Adverse Employment Actions Under M.G.L. 151B; Affirms...

A recent decision from a Massachusetts superior court reinforces what we’ve known for quite some time – be extremely mindful of the actions you take with respect to an employee lodging a complaint under M.G.L. 151B, the...more

4/30/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Employer Liability Issues Retaliation

Employer Avoids Massachusetts Wage Claim Through the Use of Well-Drafted Employment Agreement

The importance of drafting employment agreements carefully could not be more evident in the superior court case of Boesel v. Swaptree, Inc., where the court rejected a high-level executive’s ability to bring a claim under the...more

3/21/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Wage and Hour Wages

Are Anti-Poaching Agreements Enforceable in New York? Not in the Absence of a Protectable Interest Says One New York Federal...

Anti-poaching agreements, non-recruitment pacts, no-hire contracts, whatever you want to call them, require a protectable interest to be enforceable in New York. That’s what a Southern District of New York judge in Reed...more

2/14/2014 - Employer Liability Issues No-Hire/No-Solicitation Agreements Recruitment Policies TransUnion

MA Appeals Court Narrows but Otherwise Keeps Intact Individual Liability Under the Wage Act

A recent decision from a Massachusetts appeals court should give some Massachusetts certain managers and directors one less thing to worry about. Simply having the title of a manager or director alone is insufficient for...more

1/21/2014 - Directors Managers Officers Personal Liability Shareholders Wages

Thinking of Imposing a Nationwide Non-Compete on Individuals Who Never Had Any Personal Contact With Your Clients? One Indiana...

In today’s increasingly competitive world, employers understandably have a need to protect their business interests by requiring employees to enter into non-competition agreements that restrict their employees’ ability to...more

12/19/2013 - Anti-Competitive Employer Liability Issues Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Taking Stock of Non-Competition Agreements – Assets to Consider When Purchasing a Company

When a company evaluates a potential acquisition target, employment agreements and non-competition agreements might not top the list of assets and liabilities it considers. A recent decision from a federal court in Florida...more

11/26/2013 - Acquisitions Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Associational Discrimination Claims under Massachusetts Law Require More than Just Association

“Associational discrimination” refers to a claim that a plaintiff, though not a member of a protected class, was still subjected to some type of adverse action because of his or her association with a member of a protected...more

11/25/2013 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Associational Retaliation Discrimination

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