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On May 18, 2017, Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office issued guidance to health care providers and local public school districts on immigration enforcement and requests for information (or access) from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [...]
Failure to Ask Questions Deprived Employer of Discretion To Deny Personal Leave Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations Arbitrator Tim Hatfield arguably substituted his judgement for that of a School Superintendent in finding that a School [...]
Collins, Loughran and Peloquin, P.C. is proud to announce that Melissa R. Murray and Joshua R. Coleman have been promoted to Partner. Since joining CL&P as an Associate in 2010, Attorney Murray has specialized in school [...]
A recent case from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") ruled that a student could sue her school for suspending her even though she did not “exhaust administrative remedies” by appealing the Principal’s decision to [...]
The Attorney General’s revisions to the Open Meeting Law (OML) regulations which took effect October 6 include the following: While notices must continue to be filed with the municipal clerk, the municipal website is the [...]
Starting April, 2018, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) will prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy, and medical related conditions, including “lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child.” The Act [...]
In Daniel Zaiter v. Boston Police Department, the Superior Court overturned a decision by the Civil Service Commission and held the Boston Police Department (BPD) had reasonable justification for bypassing Zaiter for a position as [...]
In Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled that an employee terminated for using medical marijuana may have a viable claim of handicap discrimination under G. L. c. 151B. The [...]