Gordon named to list of Top 100 Lawyers in New England
Friday, October 25, 2013
Time Waiting For Security Screens Should Be Paid Time Too
Philip Gordon has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers un New England, across all practice areas.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
FLSA Liability Follows Asset Purchase
Is time waiting for security screening compensable time?
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Washington State Court Remedies Meal Break Violations
When a company is sold, is the new entity liable for past wage violations?
Thursday, November 15, 2012
English-Only Workplace Doesn’t Necessarily Work
Many employers automatically deduct meal breaks from employee pay, but never actually give employees those breaks. In Massachusetts that ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
NLRB Gives Black Friday Wal-Mart Walkouts High Priority
While some American employers and employees may complain about languages other than English being spoken in the workplace, mandatory English-only ...
Friday, November 09, 2012
New Temporary Staffing Regulations for Massachusetts
Shortly after retail powerhouse Wal-Mart of Bentonville, Arkansas, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board claiming Black Friday ...
Sunday, September 02, 2012
Mandatory Overtime Prohibited for Nurses
In an effort to deter massive employment abuse, and in a nod to those employers who refuse to take the ...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Who is Your Employer?
In a victory for health and safety, as well as employment, Massachusetts hospitals are now prohibited from requiring nurses to ...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Do you know who your employer is? Enterprise Holdings, Inc. was the parent company and sole stockholder of 38 ...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Paycheck Fairness Act Fails
In a ruling unusual for its legal support, the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare is constitutional. While it ...
Monday, June 25, 2012
SmithKline Beecham Dodges Bullet
The effort to require employers to demonstrate a justifiable business reason for paying women less than men and to prohibit ...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mario Batali Gives $5.25 Million Lesson in Tip Pooling
Pharmaceutical Representatives have long argued that they are entitled to overtime, working long hours with little authority to do much ...
Monday, March 12, 2012
“Boy” Still a Racist Term
Mario Batali is well known as a celebrity chef, educating many in the fine art of cooking. Now he ...
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Class Action Arbitration Waivers Unenforceable
Is it racist to refer to a black man by the term "boy"? At a Tysons chicken processing plant ...
Monday, October 31, 2011
Klinghoffer Finally Rejected!
Recently, the US Supreme Court has taken a hostile view of employment cases and consumer protections by gutting the class ...
Friday, September 30, 2011
Amendment to the Massachusetts Personnel Records Statute
Employers who decide not to pay for certain hours of work may no longer hide behind the Klinghoffer rule. ...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Novartis settles class action gender discrimination for $152 million
The personnel records statute has been amended to require employers to notify employees when negative information goes into the personnel ...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Overtime Laws Apply to Employee Working in Another State
Novartis has settled with plaintiffs following the landmark class action verdict.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Novartis hit with landmark $250 million punitive damage award for gender discrimination
Massachusetts employees working for a Massachusetts company receive the benefit of the Massachusetts Wage Act even if they work at ...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Nursing mothers must have time and space to pump milk
A New York jury awarded $250 million in punitive damages for sexual discrimination in a class action on behalf of ...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Underwriters are entitled to overtime pay
A new Federal law requires employers to provide their working mothers a private place to breast feed and time off ...
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Non-Competition Agreements: The Business Form of Scarlet Letter
Underwriters tasked with approving loans in accordance with detailed guidelines provided by their employer are not exempt – that is, ...
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Relief for people who are misclassified as Independent Contractors
Non-Competition Agreements hurt employees and businesses - a crude form of scarlet letter. Massachusetts should raise the bar and ...
Monday, September 07, 2009
Employers can not deny employees their earned vacation
Workers who are misclassified by their employers as independent contractors can finally recover they full value of the wages and ...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Workers on Indian reservations protected by overtime laws
EDS’s written policy denying employees a payout of earned vacation upon termination violates the law.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Agreements to defer salary violate the Wage Act
What happens on the reservation does not always stay on the reservation
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Wage Act opponents filing new laws to turn back the clock on workers (H3583)
Employers can not coerce employees to work for free, deferring wages until some event.
Monday, March 02, 2009
New Bedford factory agrees to settle Federal wage and overtime lawsuit for $850,000
Lobbyists for big business have had legislation filed to turn back the clock on Massachusetts employees. The bill, “An ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Prevailing rate is the regular rate for purposes of calculating overtime
Gordon Law Group, LLP and Greater Boston Legal Services announced today an agreement to settle a federal class action lawsuit ...
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Undocumented workers protected by overtime laws
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that employers must use the prevailing rate for purposes of calculating overtime on ...
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Class action against Wal-Mart goes forward & Meal breaks have value
Undocumented workers - also known as "illegal aliens" - are protected by the overtime laws just like those who work ...
Friday, September 26, 2008
Triple damages now mandatory for non-payment of wages
Favorable Wal-Mart ruling overturned. Order decertifying the Wal-Mart class action is reversed, and summary judgment on a number of ...
Thursday, August 14, 2008
US DOL clarifies the meaning of Compensable Time under the FLSA
Finally, the Wage Act gets its clarification. The law, which goes into effect on July 13, 2008, makes clear ...
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Attorney General Issues Advisory on the Independent Contractor Law
In an opinion letter dated May 15, 2008, the DOL clarified its regulations regarding compensable time under the FLSA.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Michael Bianco workers claim wages owed: class action lawsuit filed for overtime and unpaid wages
Recently the Office of the Attorney General issued an advisory on the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law, M.G.L. c. 149 § ...
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Open letter to Governor Patrick on Mandatory Treble Damages
Current and former employees of New Bedford's Michael Bianco, Inc., today filed a federal court class action lawsuit on behalf ...
Sunday, February 17, 2008
All commissions are recoverable under the Massachusetts Wage Act
I wrote to you in December 2006, as you were assembling your transition team, about a piece of bi-partisan legislation ...
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Corporate officers may be personally liable for a corporation’s failure to pay employees proper wages under the FLSA
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has affirmed that all employees who receive commissions as a part of their compensation packages, are ...
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Massachusetts workers who provide home “Companionship Services” are entitled to receive overtime compensation despite a recent US Supreme Court decision
The First Circuit has ruled that corporate officers may be held personally liable for a corporation’s failure to pay to ...
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Overtime required for the IT help desk worker
On June 11, 2007, the United States Supreme Court confirmed that a Department of Labor regulation, which states that companionship ...
Friday, November 10, 2006
Confirmed…for now: Motor Carrier overtime exemption no longer applies to small truck drivers
Contrary to the belief of some computer industry executives, many IT Support Specialists are entitled to overtime for their work. ...
Sunday, October 01, 2006
My interview on WBIX's "Money Matters"
Good news and bad for light-weight vehicle operators. A recent court case confirms that truck drivers operating vehicles weighing 10,001 ...
Friday, September 08, 2006
Romney vetoes important legislation protecting Massachusetts workers and the Massachusetts economy
Managing Partner Philip Gordon was a guest on WIX-AM's "Money Matters" show with host Barry Armstrong, on September 8, 2006...
Thursday, September 07, 2006
My interview on WBZ-AM's "The Paul Sullivan Show"
Today, just three days after Labor Day, Governor Mitt Romney vetoed a bi-partisan bill clarifying provisions of the law protecting ...
Monday, September 04, 2006
On eve of Labor Day Weekend, Legislature sends wage enforcement bill to Governor Romney’s desk
Managing partner Philip Gordon was an in-studio guest on WBZ-AM's "The Paul Sullivan Show," on September 4, 2006 along with...
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who make internal allegations of wage violations – Whistleblowing protections
The Massachusetts Senate and House have enacted a bi-partisan bill designed to protect workers from unscrupulous employers who withhold wages, ...
Monday, August 07, 2006
Company’s attempt to enforce class-action waiver held unconscionable
Internal complaints of wage violations are sufficient for protection
Monday, May 01, 2006
Worksite immigration sweeps are back
A Federal District Court has denied a motion to dismiss a claim brought by employees seeking to bring a class ...
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Stockbrokers may not be exempt employees
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced the arrest of seven current and former managers of IFCO...
Saturday, April 01, 2006
At-Will rules may not apply to Employee/Shareholder in closely held corporations
Recently, several large financial services firms, including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and UBS, have paid more than $160 million to ...
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Outside investor may be liable for payment of wages
A recent Massachusetts Superior Court case held that the firing a minority shareholder by the majority shareholders in a closely ...
Friday, July 29, 2005
Testimony of Philip Gordon before the Labor and Workforce Development Committee
Decision clarifies the definition of an employer under the Massachusetts Wage Act.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Email notification may be insufficient to enforce company’s arbitration policy
Testimony of Philip Gordon before the Labor and Workforce Development Committee in support of H.3775 to clarify the Wage Act.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
DOL changes the “White Collar” Exemptions to FLSA
An employer's use of email was insufficient to notify employees regarding a new mandatory arbitration policy.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
DOL has issued new rules revising the criteria used to determine whether employees may be classified as "exempt" (e.g., salaried) ...
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