As counsel to school committees and school districts, we provide assistance and legal advice regarding all of the legal issues schools and public officials must face as they seek to accomplish their educational missions.
CITIES & TOWNS
Advising public officials & committees
As labor counsel to cities and towns throughout Massachusetts, we assist and advise public officials and committees with respect to matters of day-to-day management, and we represent cities and towns at the bargaining table and in litigation.
We represent employers and schools in all facets of labor, employment and education law, including litigation, collective bargaining, training and advice. With NMP expert counsel is always close at hand. Learn More →
All school districts and special education schools are reminded that they are required to report student restraints and injuries that occur during the school day to the DESE using the Restraint Application Tool in DESE’s [...]
The Massachusetts DESE has issued an Advisory on the Extended Evaluations. Administrative Advisory SPED 2019-2 answers questions about the use of extended evaluations and the process when the Team has determined an extended evaluation is [...]
On March 14, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an opinion clarifying the DOL’s position on designating and taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). According [...]
In DaPrato v. Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) upheld a superior court jury verdict and judgment to an employee who was terminated for going on vacation while out on Family Medical Leave [...]
The Department of Labor Relations (DLR) got it right in finding no bargaining obligations where an employer sought to maintain cleanliness at the workplace. In City of Boston, 45 MLC 126 (March 15, 2019), the [...]
In Crawford v, City of Leominster, Officer Crawford was terminated for engaging in insubordination, neglect of duty, and conduct unbecoming an officer. His behavior, which came about after being asked to correct a deficient police [...]
In Incutto v. Newton Public Schools, 2019 WL 1490132 (2019), a full-time elementary school teacher (Incutto) sued the Newton Public Schools (Newton) under the Americans with Disabilities Act for failing to accommodate her fibromyalgia by [...]