Author Archives: Jonathan Sigel

About Jonathan Sigel

Jonathan is a partner in the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group and chair of the firm’s Higher Education Group.  He advises clients on a broad range of employment issues, including employment and severance agreements, handbooks and policies, and terminations and layoffs.  Jonathan also advises management on proper wage and hour classification. Jonathan represents clients in investigations by the Department of Labor and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.  He has extensive experience representing management in the negotiation and litigation of employment and discrimination claims in the state and federal courts, and appears frequently before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and represents employers in wage and hour litigation in court. 

MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

On June 14th, we reported that Massachusetts delayed the implementation of the payroll tax under the Family and Medical Leave law by three months (i.e., until October 1, 2019). At the time, the government informed the public that the contribution rate … Continue reading

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Could You be Liable for the Sins of Your Staffing Agency?

Many businesses use staffing agencies to supplement their regular employee workforce with temporary workers.  Staffing agencies can be extremely valuable for a company seeking to save money (e.g., taxes and employee benefits) which it would have to pay for regular … Continue reading

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