Amanda Thibodeau Speaking on MCLE Program on Employment Law Issues for Gig Workers

Employment attorney Amanda Thibodeau will be speaking on the MCLE program Employment Law Issues for Gig Workers, being held on Tuesday, July 30. The program will provide an overview of the current state of the law, how various governing bodies on the state and federal levels have grappled with companies and workers in the gig …

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Employment Law Alert: DOL Issues Opinion Letter Classifying Workers in the Gig Economy As Independent Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an Opinion Letter analyzing the classification of workers in the virtual marketplace or “gig economy.” This refers to companies that operate in the “on-demand” or “sharing” economy, using online and smartphone applications to connect consumers to service providers in a wide variety of services, such as transportation, cleaning, delivery, …

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Matt Mitchell and Amanda Thibodeau Join MBBP’s Employment Practice

MBBP is pleased to welcome Matthew L. Mitchell and Amanda E. Thibodeau to the Firm. Matt joins the Firm's Employment Law Group as a Member, and Amanda joins as an Associate. As Chair of the Firm’s Employment Law Group, Matt is experienced in the broad range of complex laws that affect the relationships between employers and employees, including wage and hour, …

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Employment Law Alert: U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Significant Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that proposes new regulations that relate to overtime and minimum wage exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Learn more on our Employment Law Blog.

Mike Jabbawy Speaking on Effects of MA Non-Compete Law Changes on Venture Stage Companies

Corporate attorney Mike Jabbawy will speak at the Boston Bar Association's (BBA) event MA Non-Compete Law Changes and Their Impacts on Early and Venture Stage Company Hiring Practices. The event will include an informal discussion amongst general counsel and employment law practitioners working with early and venture stage companies on how they are advising their …

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The New Mass Noncompetition Legislation: Old Wine in New Bottles? An Employer’s Perspective

By: John Hession Our Republican governor, Charlie Baker, recently signed into law a boon and a blessing for the average hourly worker, the minimum wage Walmart employee, or the lower level service industry employee. But for venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, senior executives and key employees, nothing much may have changed in the landscape of …

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Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2018

Our Life Sciences team has published the Spring 2018 edition of its Vector newsletter. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. JOSEPH HUNT AND DANIEL BLANCHARD JOIN FIRM IN TAX AND CORPORATE PRACTICE GROUPS A member of the Firm’s Corporate and Tax Practice Groups, …

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Six MBBP Attorneys Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers, “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” has named their selections for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2017. The selection process involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. MBBP announces attorneys Peter Barnes-Brown, Scott Connolly,  John Hession, Joe Marrow, …

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Scott Connolly Comments on the Importance of Properly Classifying Workers in Accounting Today

In Accounting Today’s article “Properly Classifying Workers Remains a Major Problem“, employment attorney Scott Connolly comments on how worker misclassification is a prevalent issues for both the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing officials. Companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors avoid paying numerous payments under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which can lead to trouble with the …

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Firing Executives for Cause: Recent Case Offers Lessons

In employment and labor attorney Scott Connolly's new article "Firing Executives for Cause: Recent Case Offers Lessons", Scott discusses how the outcome of Eric Balles v. Babcock Power, Inc. offers contract drafting lessons for corporate and employment attorneys who represent executives and companies. Much can turn on whether an executive is fired “for Cause”.  If …

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