10 Points for Reviewing Executive Employment Agreements

An executive’s employment agreement defines expectations regarding role, responsibilities and performance. It also establishes key contractual obligations for the executive and the employer concerning compensation and benefits, equity grants, the length or term of employment, early termination and its consequences, post-termination restrictions, and dispute resolution. Here are 10 important considerations when reviewing an executive employment …

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Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update

Recently, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a transition policy under which employers who offer sufficient sick leave or paid time off to workers now have a six-month transition period in which to bring their policies into compliance with the new Massachusetts paid sick leave law. In order to qualify for this safe harbor, an employer’s policy …

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Employment Law Update: Proposed Sick Leave Regulations

As we previously advised clients, on November 4 Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure entitling employees to earned sick leave, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015. The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued proposed regulations on the application and enforcement of the new law. To learn more about the MA Sick Leave Law or the proposed regulations, please …

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Does your employee handbook include the recent changes?

Recent legal developments require changes in some employer policies and it’s time you reviewed these to be sure you’re not putting your company at risk for liability. Read our full advisor for all the details.

Our Greatest Hits of 2014!

From the Top Ten Issues in M&A Transactions to the Life Cycle of an IRS Audit we’re recapping the most popular articles and blogs in 2014! Other popular articles include: Avoiding Employee Claims of Unlawful Retaliation Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements International Travel on an H-1B Visa Common Publishing Legal Issues and How To Avoid Them Book …

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Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Maternity Leave Becomes Parental Leave in April

Before leaving office, Governor Patrick signed into law a bill that will affect Massachusetts Maternity Leave.  Starting April 7, 2015 the Maternity Leave Law will now be the Parental Leave Law and will allow for both parents to take advantage of leave benefits. To see what provisions have been added head over to our Employment Law blog.

‘Employment’ New Year Resolutions

With the new year starting up, we have put together a handful of tips to ensure your employment practices are in order.  It is time to update handbooks and policies, make sure reviews are on schedule for the year and put a “WISP” (Written Information Security Plan) into place if you haven’t already.  Ring the year in …

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Employment Law Clip: Retaliation Claims and Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid Them

Retaliation is now the most common type of discrimination alleged nationally, topping both race and gender. What are retaliation claims and what steps can employers take to reduce their risks? Check out our most recent Employment Law Clip to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4JK2BdTGUU Please feel free to contact any member of our Employment Law Group with any questions …

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Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit Incentive Now in Effect

By: Bob Shea As we previously reported, Massachusetts enacted legislation last August giving smaller employers a tax credit of 25% of the costs associated with implementing wellness programs for their employees, up to $10,000 per year. The wellness tax credit incentive became effective on January 1, 2013. Under a proposed emergency regulation published this month …

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MBBP Obtains Successful Non-Compete Ruling

Last week, MBBP Employment Attorneys Chris Perry and Maura Malone successfully opposed a motion for preliminary injunction to enforce restrictive covenants against three sales executive clients based on the material change doctrine. In Akibia, Inc. v. Jeffrey Hood, Ryan Gavigan and Charles Krueger (Mass. Super. Ct. 10/9/2012), Judge Jeffrey A. Locke ruled that the non-compete …

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