Last week, the First Circuit vacated an order of the Federal District Court that found against a Gordon Law Group executive. The victory was the subject of an article today in Lawyers Weekly (view article). If you are an executive evaluating your severance package, give us a call.
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February 26, 2021Philip Gordon
Happy New Year everyone! Great news for employees. Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $13.5o on January 1, 2021, and the minimum wage for tipped employees increased to $5.55, as long as those tipped employees earn more than $20 per month in tips. For those following the minimum wage increases in Massachusetts, ...
January 1, 2021Philip Gordon
In an effort to avoid their obligations under the Massachusetts Wage Act (“Wage Act”), many employers now condition the payment of commission on continued employment. Sometimes those same employers the fire employees to avoid the commissions because the employee was not working when the commission came due. This may no ...
February 15, 2020Philip Gordon
Many families in Massachusetts use au pairs to care for their children. The United States Department of State ("DOS") administers this “Au Pair Program,” whereby foreign nationals obtain a special type of visa and are placed with host families in the United States, so that the foreign nationals may provide ...
December 5, 2019Philip Gordon
Are inside salespersons who are paid 100% commission, entitled to overtime pay and Sunday Pay. In short, yes. On May 8, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued guidance for all employees in Massachusetts who are inside salespersons and receive payment on a 100% commission basis. In Sullivan v. Sleepy’s. ...
May 10, 2019Philip Gordon
Employers work hard to make sure employees can’t hire their own lawyers. One way to do that is to make sure employee-side lawyers cannot get paid, and that typically means fighting the court award of attorney’s fees. An interesting question arose recently. Is an employee who settles a case under the ...
February 15, 2019Philip Gordon
It has been long thought that union members would still have the protections of the Massachusetts Wage Act. That our laws set a floor below which unions and employers could not dip below. While some trial court judges have dismissed those protections, allowing unions and their employers to negotiate away ...
September 8, 2018Philip Gordon
Lawyers Weekly interviewed Philip Gordon for an article concerning the Attorney General's new Pay Equity Guidance. View Article
March 8, 2018Philip Gordon
Every single attorney general just signed a letter to congress demanding the end of mandatory arbitration agreements. See letter to Congress. While the letter is limited to sexual harassment claims, this is a stunning development and signals a strong shift. As the Attorneys General noted: "While there may ...
February 13, 2018Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon was interviewed by the Brockton Enterprise concerning a new report released by the City of Brockton attempting to second guess the landmark $4M jury verdict awarded to Gordon Law Group's client, Russell Lopes, for outrageous acts of discrimination and retaliation. Since that verdict, the City commissioned a ...
January 21, 2018Philip Gordon
The DOL has made it easier for employers to avoid paying interns by abandoning their six-part test for distinguishing between interns and employees. The updated fact sheet was released today. You may view it here.
January 5, 2018Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon interviewed for article on the termination of Matt Lauer from NBC's Today Show. Click here for article. Click here for radio interview podcast. Of course, if you're experiencing sexual harassment or any other issues in the workplace, give us a call.
November 29, 2017Philip Gordon
Aaron Nicodermus quoted Philip Gordon in an article in Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg) about the use of lie detector tests (also known as a polygraph test) in employment. Let us know if you would like a copy of the article. And, of course, if you are asked to take ...
October 31, 2017Philip Gordon
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that may fundamentally shift the workplace, by ruling whether or not employees wronged by their employer can band together and sue on a class action basis. There is a deep divide among courts over mandatory arbitration clauses, especially in the ...
October 2, 2017Philip Gordon
After a long battle, pregnant worker protection finally passes. Discrimination law has always protected pregnant workers, but that duty to accommodate pregnancy was narrow, leaving workers without ability to get breaks, to temporarily avoid hazardous positions or to get help with manual labor. Employers may still deny accommodations ...
August 5, 2017Philip Gordon
This morning, the Department of Labor withdrew its guidance on independent contractors and joint employment, a move business groups expect will result in fewer individuals covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The guidance was issued under the Obama administration and set forth an economic realities test intended to resolve significant ...
June 7, 2017Philip Gordon
The Massachusetts Attorney General released final clarifications regarding the state’s earned sick time (EST) law that goes into effect July 1, 2015. Under the new law, all employers within the state must allow workers to accrue and use up to 40 hours of earned sick time each calendar year. Some specific ...
June 19, 2015Philip Gordon
In an article entitled "Low Income Managers May Started Getting Paid for Overtime," the Boston Globe explores the new rules from the US Department of Labor. A link to that article is included here (Boston Globe Article). Let me know your thoughts.
February 19, 2015Philip Gordon