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We provide assistance and legal advice to public officials and municipal managers on day-to-day management and litigation.
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Education Blog

Minimum Wage Increase Does Not Apply to Municipal Employees

January 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Good news for municipal employers. Although the Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $9.00 an hour on January 1, 2015, the law has been interpreted not to apply to public employees. The increase, which is the […]

Student Residency Does Not Rest On Pillow Count

October 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

A Massachusetts superior court judge ruled that a student living part time with his father was still a resident of Wayland for educational purposes, despite the fact that he slept more nights at his mother’s house in Framingham.

EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

August 6th, 2014|0 Comments

On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance addressing employer obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and providing clarification on how Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

SJC Limits Authority of Arbitrator in Teacher Dismissal Cases

July 21st, 2014|0 Comments

In an important victory for Massachusetts school districts and statewide efforts towards increased accountability for educators, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has issued a decision which limits the scope of authority granted to an […]

Employment Blog

Minimum Wage Increase Does Not Apply to Municipal Employees

January 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Good news for municipal employers. Although the Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $9.00 an hour on January 1, 2015, the law has been interpreted not to apply to public employees. The increase, which is the […]

New Earned Sick Leave Law

November 9th, 2014|0 Comments

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed Ballot Question 4, providing earned paid sick leave for employees. Effective July 1, 2015, employers with 11 or more employees will be required to allow all employees […]

Victims of Domestic Violence Entitled to 15 Days Leave

September 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

On August 8, 2014, Governor Patrick signed the “Act Relative to Domestic Violence” which requires an employer of fifty or more employees to provide fifteen days of leave to an employee who is a victim […]

Flawed Psych Evaluation Leads To Discrimination Liability

September 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Employers are risking more than the employee being placed at the top of the next list when they rely on a faulty psychological evaluation to bypass an applicant for police officer.  A Superior Court decision […]