Patrick Murphy of Lawyers Weekly interviewed Philip Gordon on proposed legislation to combat wage theft. Gordon discussed subsidiary pyramid schemes and their impact on wage theft. Take a look at the article: "Renewed push vowed for beefed up wage theft bill" (October 13, 2016) (View Article)
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October 13, 2016Philip Gordon
The Boston Globe published an article on questions raised concerning Amazon's policies on background checks for drivers. Mr. Gordon is quoted in the article concerning his views on those efforts. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/10/12/lawyers-group-accuses-amazon-bias-firing-drivers/L0wTVHL0ejMFOE38VSCIAO/story.html We've also posted this on Facebook (here), if you'd like to interact with us there.
October 12, 2016Philip Gordon
FOX News' Jacqui Heinrich interviews Philip Gordon for feature story, "Man Loses Job Opportunity After Threatening Remarks on Dating App." Gordon explains the pitfalls of online activity for job applicants. A link to that story is included here (View Video) Let me know your thoughts.
August 4, 2016Philip Gordon
Philip Gordon Co-Chairs the panel on class actions at the 37th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference of Massachusetts Bar Association on May 6, 2016 (View Article)
May 6, 2016Philip Gordon
Philip served on the Faculty for the “18th Annual Employment Law Conference,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (December 4, 2015) (View Article)
December 4, 2015Philip Gordon
Has your employer punished you for insisting upon your rights? A recent court ruling makes it harder for courts to dismiss employee claims of retaliation. The case arose from the employment of an African American woman at a resort hotel. Shortly after her initial hire date, she alleges that she ...
May 12, 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
The Massachusetts legislature recently gave workers a boost, with an increase in the state's minimum wage. As of January 1, 2015, the wage increased to $9 per hour. The increases will continue over the next two years, reaching $10 per hour as of January 1, 2016 and $11 per hour as ...
December 20, 2014Philip Gordon
Massachusetts is set to revamp its existing noncompete laws and pass new legislation favorable to employees, as well as companies seeking to grow in Massachusetts. Philip Gordon spoke in front of Senators and Representatives about the proposed legislation, and the bill eventually passed in the Massachusetts Senate by 32 votes ...
July 18, 2014Philip Gordon
Philip served on the Panel for the National Convention of NELA for the program entitled, "Class Actions After Dukes & Genesis HealthCare Corp.: The Ongoing Attack On Representative Testimony In Class Actions,” NELA 2014 National Convention (June 25-28, 2014) (View Article)
June 26, 2014Philip Gordon
A struggle for power at Market Basket will likely lead to more lawsuits, says Philip Gordon of Gordon Law Group LLP. The company CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and several other high up professional employees were fired on Monday by the board – which is controlled by rival cousin Arthur S. ...
June 25, 2014Philip Gordon
A recent survey found that 80% of employers will Google job seekers before inviting them to an interview. Your resume and references alone are no longer enough. Now a quick name search has become routine, and current employers are keeping tabs, too. Although not everyone will have a glowing newspaper article ...
March 5, 2014Philip Gordon
Drive a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) under 10,000 pounds? Then you are eligible for overtime. Importantly, the GVWR refers to the weight a vehicle can carry, not the weight it is actually carrying. The court decided that GVWR was more important than the ...
August 16, 2013Philip Gordon
Mario Batali is well known as a celebrity chef, educating many in the fine art of cooking. Now he can add to that resume an education in properly paying employees, as he has just settled a class action suit alleging that his restaurants illegally withheld tips from approximately 1,100 ...
March 12, 2012Philip Gordon
Current and former employees of New Bedford’s Michael Bianco, Inc., today filed a federal court class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 500 workers, alleging multiple violations of the federal and state wage and overtime laws. Papers filed in the case describe how Michael Bianco, Inc., systematically and intentionally violated ...
April 9, 2008Philip Gordon
February 17, 2008 The Hon. Deval Patrick, Governor Office of the Governor State House Boston, MA 02133 RE: Effort to Clarify the Massachusetts Wage Act Dear Governor Patrick: I wrote to you in December 2006, as you were assembling your transition team, about a piece of bi-partisan legislation that passed both the House and Senate ...
February 17, 2008Philip Gordon
The First Circuit has ruled that corporate officers may be held personally liable for a corporation’s failure to pay to pay its employees proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). While the district courts in the First Circuit have been willing to impose personal liability on corporate ...
July 7, 2007Philip Gordon
Good news and bad for light-weight vehicle operators. A recent court case from Georgia (Dell’Orfano v. Ikon Office Solutions, Inc.) confirms that truck drivers operating vehicles weighing 10,001 pounds or less in interstate commerce must be paid overtime under the Fair labor Standards Act (FLSA). The first decision ...
October 1, 2006Philip Gordon