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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 [...]
In April 2016, we advised that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Director of Human Resources (HRD)could exercise sufficient control over an individual’s employment to be subject to individual (personal) liability under [...]
A Plaintiff found out the hard way in a case decided on April 7 that even the Employee is held to a reasonable cooperation standard in the interactive process under the Americans with Disabilities Act [...]
In Town of Natick and Natick Patrol Officers Association (February 17, 2017), a Department of Labor Relations (DLR) Hearing Officer held that the Town failed to bargain over the impact of its decision in April, 2014 [...]
The legal standard for liability for FMLA retaliation --what a plaintiff must prove -- is the subject of a recent U.S. District Court decision in Gourdeau v. City of Newton. The Court rejected the plaintiff’s [...]