Author Archives: Marc Terry

About Marc Terry

Marc is a partner in the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group.  He has represented the firm's clients in more than 80 labor arbitrations and administrative hearings before numerous agencies, including the Department of Labor Relations, the Civil Service Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the American Arbitration Association.  He has also represented clients before the state and federal courts, and has argued before the State Appeals Court. He has also been the lead negotiator of more than 75 collective bargaining negotiations.

Executive Order Loosens Open Meeting Law Requirements During Coronavirus Emergency

Governor Baker signed an Executive Order relieving government boards and committees from compliance with certain Open Meeting Law requirements during the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. The Order gives public bodies greater leeway to hold closed-door and remote meetings, so that government agencies … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Legislature Responds to Janus Decision

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to override Governor Baker’s veto of House Bill 3854, which responds to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The Bill relieves unions representing public sector employees of certain obligations, increases their access to … Continue reading

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Decision in Spaulding v. Town of Natick School Committee is a Message to All School Committees

A Superior Court Judge recently issued a decision holding that portions of the Natick School Committee’s Public Participation at School Committee Meetings Policy (the “Policy”) are unconstitutional. The relevant provisions, which are common in similar school committee policies across the … Continue reading

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Reminder: Employees Are Legally Entitled to Time Off From Work to Vote

Massachusetts law requires employers in any manufacturing, mechanical or mercantile establishments to give employees, upon request, up to two hours after the polls open to vote.  Technically, employers need only give employees leave during the first two hours of the … Continue reading

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