MBBP Client ConforMIS, Inc. Acknowledged for Patient Satisfaction with Knee Replacements

ConforMIS, Inc., a medical technology company that manufactures and sells joint replacement implants, received positive results from its iTotal CR study.  The iTotal CR is a fully customized implant for use in total knee replacement, and the study found that 92% of patients were satisfied with the product in the year after receiving a knee …

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New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform

MBBP's Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert. As legislative efforts for post-employment noncompetition agreement reforms have remained at a standstill for the past eight years, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo has signaled support for a bill entitled, "Massachusetts Noncompetition Act". If H. 4323 is enacted, employers will have to quickly and carefully revise their employee restrictive agreements …

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June ELA Published: “Magic” Numbers

MBBP's Employment Law Group just released its June Employment Law Advisor. It is crucial for businesses to be aware of the ever-increasing array of laws that govern the workplace in order to maintain legal compliance and avoid legal exposure. For growing businesses, it is specifically important to understand how the number of employees dictates when the state and …

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New Overtime Regulations Will Result In Many More Workers Becoming Entitled To Overtime

We're reviewing the Department of Labor's new overtime regulations in our Massachusetts Employment Law Blog.  Click here to read about the DOL's Final Rule, which President Obama announced the publication of today.

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Signed

By: Sandra E. Kahn Today President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which creates a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft. While claims for trade secret theft may still be brought under the various state laws which protect intellectual property, this new law will provide …

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MBBP Partner Joseph Martinez Participating in MIT Enterprise Forum’s Spring Start Smart Class

Corporate partner Joseph Martinez will take part in MIT Enterprise Forum's (MITEF) Spring Start Smart Class, which will run from May 23-June 20.  He will appear as a Guest Speaker during the third class, which will focus on legal issues for startups.  Specifically, Martinez will discuss the employment, financing, and intellectual property legal issues facing startups. MITEF's …

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New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreements

By: Sandra E. Kahn It is expected that President Obama will soon sign into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which creates a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft.  While claims for trade secret theft may still be brought under the various state laws which protect intellectual property, …

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Employees and St. Patrick’s Day – what could go wrong there?!?

Employers already know that sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal and can result in liability, but employers should also know that under some circumstances sexual harassment outside of the workplace can result in employer liability. Check out today's post on our Employment Law Blog to learn more! Happy St. Patrick's Day from our Employment …

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MBBP Attorneys Speaking at Upcoming swissnex Boston Seminar

This Friday, March 11th MBBP Attorneys Scott Bleier, Stan Chalvire, and Maura Malone, will present to Swiss MBA students at swissnex Boston, the consulate of Switzerland. The panel will discuss legal standpoints on conducting business in the U.S., focusing on topics including corporate, employment, and intellectual property law. For more information regarding this seminar, please feel …

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2016 Rings in Changes for Employers

With 2016 upon us there are a few important changes to keep in mind, as well as recommendations to get your employment law practices in order. Below is a short list to be aware of. Minimum Wage Goes Up Earned Sick Leave Safe Harbor Ends Sexual Harassment Law Compliance Data Protection Compliance For all the …

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