Category: News

Despite Recent Extended Deadlines Massachusetts Employers Need To Keep Pressing On To Ensure They Are Ready For The Implementation Of The Paid Family And Medical Leave Law

Two important extended deadlines were recently announced, on May 1, by the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) relating to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (PFML).

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Bob Yates and Laura Musick Analyze the Unintended Consequences of Wyatt v. McDermott

H. Robert Yates, III, current Chair of the VADA’s Professional Liability Section, and his associate, Laura K. Musick, look at the tort of intentional interference with parental rights (IIPR) in their article, “The Unintended Consequences of Wyatt v. McDermott: Its Use as a Sword Against Professionals in Custody Cases.” 

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Employers Are Required to Provide Pay EEO Data for 2017 and 2018

On Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it will collect workforce pay data for the years 2017 and 2018, after a federal judge’s ruling in late April that pay data must be collected by the agency despite an administration attempt to block the requirement.

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O’Hagan Meyer Announces the Addition of Dennis Strazulo and Opening of San Francisco Office

O’Hagan Meyer is excited to announce the addition of Dennis D. Strazulo. Mr. Strazulo is a seasoned employment lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in representing management and employers in a full range of employment disputes, from wage and hour collective actions to federal and state law discrimination and harassment claims.

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Massachusetts High Court Issues Landmark Ruling For Massachusetts Wage Hour Class Actions

On April 12, 2019, in Gammella v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., No. SJC-12604, 2019 WL 1575527, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a decision settling a long-standing debate amongst opposing parties in wage-hour class actions, definitively establishing that Mass. R. Civ. P. 23 provides the standard for determining class certification. 

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What Are “Fair Workweek” Laws, and How Are They Changing the Landscape for Employers and Franchise Owners

There is a rising tide of “fair workweek” legislation across the states, which some are categorizing under the title, “predictive scheduling.” These laws are designed to prevent unpredictable and irregular work schedules by larger (and often multi-location) employers, something generally most common in the restaurant and retail industries, and thereby impacting a large number of franchise owners.

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O’Hagan Meyer Announces the Opening of Charlotte Office

O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wood Lay and Jacqueline Ferrell have joined the Firm to lead its North Carolina expansion. Together they bring more than 45 years of experience advising clients and litigating labor and employment issues throughout the country.

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Forbes Magazine: Kevin O’Hagan Weighs in on Kaepernick’s NFL Settlement and Future

Kevin O’Hagan speaks with Forbes magazine regarding the recent Colin Kaepernick settlement with the NFL. “Is the $20 million demand a statement that he doesn’t want to play or was that being done as a litigation ploy?… He’s not going to start in the NFL….but the real victory is if he gets back on the field. From Colin’s perspective, if he gets back on the field, it’s a victory for him, it’s a victory for the NFL, it’s a victory for everyone quite frankly.”

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Albert Wins $7.3 Million Jury Verdict in International Fraud Recovery Action

O’Hagan Meyer’s Alan Albert has won a $7.3 million verdict from a Fairfax, Virginia jury in a precedent-setting case to recover assets fraudulently diverted from a bank in Kazakhstan. 

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What Laws Might I Run Across When Considering Franchising My Business Or Purchasing a Franchise?

As you begin to investigate the possibility of franchising your business, or perhaps buying into the franchise system of a franchise brand of interest, you may start to wonder what kind of laws are at-issue.

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