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HTMLMassachusetts Increases Minimum Wage
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
On June 26, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law legislation that will significantly increase the state’s minimum wage for hourly and tipped workers over the next three years. The current Massachusetts minimum wage of $8.00 per hour will increase to $11.00 per hour by...

 

HTMLRhode Island General Assembly to Consider Lowering Standard for Employees to Bring Retaliation Claims
Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering amending the state’s Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) to make it easier for employees to sue their employers for discrimination-based retaliation. Under FEPA, employees can sue their employers if they believe they were retaliated against...

 

HTMLEmployer Failed to Establish Tortious Interference by Current Employees Who Were Secretly Operating a Competing Business
Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014
An employer failed to show that its former employees tortiously interfered with its current and prospective customers, even though they had been secretly operating a competing business while working for the employer. In deciding Aid Maintenance Co., Inc. v. Realty Maintenance Service, Inc. (C.A....

 

HTMLRhode Island Court Considers Harassment and Discrimination Claims Involving Alleged Harasser and Victim of the Same Sex
Andrew E. Silvia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island recently considered the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) in the context of an alleged harasser and victim who are members of the same sex. The court determined...

 

HTMLFired Employee Who Accused Coworkers of Sleeping with Boyfriend Lacks Triable Bias Claim
Rachel Reingold Mandel; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
A retail employer did not violate federal civil rights laws or the Massachusetts state anti-discrimination law when it fired an employee because she made harassing, disparaging, and inappropriate accusations against her coworkers. According to the First Circuit Court of Appeals the discharged...

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Allows Retaliation Claim to Proceed Absent Direct Evidence of Decision Makers’ Retaliatory Animus
Nicole S. Corvini; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 10, 2014
The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently took an expansive view of the type of evidence that is sufficient to raise a genuine issue of material fact to defeat an employer’s motion for summary judgment in a wage and hour case. Specifically, in Travers v. Flight Services & Systems, Inc.,...

 

HTMLRhode Island Court Clarifies Sunday Premium Pay Laws, Holds Employer Liable for Back Pay and Assesses Penalty
Andrew E. Silvia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 4, 2014
The Rhode Island Superior Court recently issued a decision that clarifies the Sunday premium pay laws and regulations in Rhode Island. In affirming a Department of Labor and Training (DOLT) decision on appeal, a Superior Court judge declared DOLT regulations related to the vestigial Sunday work...

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Dismisses FCA Claim For Failure To Plead Fraud With Particularity And Denies Further Amendments Of Complaint
Andrew E. Silvia; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 2, 2014, previously published on December 23, 2013
On December 6, 2013, in U.S. ex rel. Helen Ge, M.D. v. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (No. 13-1088), the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of Dr. Helen Ge’s qui tam actions against her former employer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (Takeda). Ge claimed that Takeda...

 

HTMLDid An Employer Inflate Its Worker’s Performance Deficiencies as a Pretext for Disability Bias? Mass. Court Says Maybe
Jermaine L. Kidd; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013
On November 4, 2013, in Akerson v. Pritzker, No. 12-10240-PBS, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the race discrimination and Equal Pay Act claims brought by a former employee of the U.S. Census Bureau’s, but allowed her Rehabilitation Act claims to proceed to...

 

HTMLA Bit Too Far: Employee’s Alleged Self-Defense Fails To Sway NH Justices On His Wrongful Discharge Claim
Todd M. Torres; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 22, 2013, previously published on November 18, 2013
Could an employee be fired by his employer for actions he claimed were done in self-defense? In Leeds v. BAE Systems, No. 2012-599 (November 5, 2013), the New Hampshire Supreme Court found that he could where the employee’s actions went beyond what was reasonably necessary to potentially...

 


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