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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.
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A nationwide, student initiated call to action is circulating on social media calling for students and teachers to walkout of their schools for 17 minutes at 10:00 a.m. on March 14, 2018, in honor of [...]
Should male school custodians and female cafeteria workers receive the same remuneration for their employment? Twenty years ago, a closely divided Supreme Judicial Court (Jancey v. School Committee of Everett) [421 Mass. 4821 (1995) and [...]
On March 14, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Substance Use, Treatment, Education and Prevention. Known as the “Opioid Law,” two sections of the law had a direct impact on [...]
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 [...]
On April 5, 2018, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts found that the town administrator evaluation procedures followed by members of a board of selectmen violated the Open Meeting Law (OML). A case of first [...]
The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) took effect April 1 and it required Employers to notify employees in writing of their rights by April 1. New hires must be notified as well. A separate [...]
In Board of Selectmen of the Town of Hull et al. v. Maura Healey, Attorney General, 2017 WL 6601467 (2017) Plymouth Superior Court Judge Michael D. Ricciuti held that the Town did not violate the [...]
In Kerr v. Boston Police Department, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in a 3-2 decision upheld the bypass of a candidate for police officer based on untruthful answers during a background investigation. In its January [...]