Author Archives: Brian Casaceli

About Brian Casaceli

Brian is an associate in the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group.  He focuses his practice on representing employers in federal and state courts in Massachusetts, as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in defense of claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage payment violations.  

Weingarten Rights Do Not Apply to Non-Union Employees

As union-organized private-sector employers are well aware, in 1975, the United States Supreme Court held that under the National Labor Relations Act, a union employee is entitled to have union representation at an investigatory interview if the employee reasonably believes … Continue reading

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EEOC Publishes Proposed Guidance on Unlawful Employee Harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently published proposed enforcement guidance regarding unlawful harassment in the workplace.  The proposed guidance, if adopted, would substantially update the EEOC’s current guidance, which only addresses sexual harassment (and which went into effect in … Continue reading

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EEOC Releases 2016 Enforcement & Litigation Statistics

As many employers are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency tasked with enforcing certain federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and/or genetic information.  The EEOC … Continue reading

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Is Your Company’s Social Media Policy Compliant with the NLRA?

In light of social media’s ever-growing societal presence, including, but far from limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it is common for employers to enact social media policies establishing a code of conduct governing their employees’ online social media presence.  … Continue reading

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NLRB Rules Student Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants May Unionize

In a landmark decision, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) held that student teaching assistants and research assistants at Columbia University have an employment relationship with the University, making them “employees” under §2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act … 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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