Monthly Archives: May 2016

Supreme Court Clarifies Time for Filing Constructive Discharge Claim

On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Green v. Brennan, holding that the statute of limitations period for a former employee’s constructive discharge claim begins to run on the date when the employee tenders their … Continue reading

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DOL Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulations

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the White House announced the publication of the DOL’s final rule revising the white collar overtime exemption regulations. The Final Rule is expected to extend overtime protections to approximately 4.2 … Continue reading

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: A Federal Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

On May 11th, President Obama signed The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) permitting companies and/or individuals with trade secrets to file civil lawsuits in federal court to remedy the misappropriation of such secrets.  Thanks to DTSA, trade secrets now receive … Continue reading

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Cheryl Spakauskas Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Mirick O’Connell’s Labor Group congratulates one of its fabulous paralegals, Cheryl Spakauskas, who received the “Excellence in Paralegal Work” Award at the Annual Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law banquet held at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston … Continue reading

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The U.S. Department of Labor Releases Revised FMLA Poster

The U.S. Department of Labor released a revised FMLA poster summarizing the major provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (the “Act”).  All “covered employers” are required to display a poster summarizing the Act and informing employees how to … Continue reading

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EEOC Issues Fact Sheet on Bathroom Access Rights for Transgender Employees

Just weeks after Bob Kilroy and Amanda Baer presented on this topic at the Firm’s Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a Fact Sheet entitled Bathroom Access for Transgender Employees Under Title VII of … Continue reading

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