Legal protections for youth sports volunteers in Massachusetts

Although participating as a volunteer in a youth sports organization can be very rewarding, the nature of youth sports carries obvious risks of injuries to the participants. Unfortunately, these injuries sometimes lead to lawsuits against the coaches, officials, and organizers…

Employer Alert: Massachusetts Updates Family and Medical Leave Laws

Massachusetts has recently enacted legislation establishing mandatory paid medical leave for employees. This legislation creates a significant new benefit that in many cases will exceed the benefits currently afforded through the Family and Medical Leave Act, or through an employer’s…

Employment Alert: Long-Anticipated Massachusetts Non-Compete Reform Bill Signed Into Law

After nearly a decade of debate in the Massachusetts Legislature, Governor Baker has signed a comprehensive non-compete reform bill into law prohibiting employers from requiring certain types of employees to sign non-competition agreements and establishing minimum requirements that non-competition agreements…

New York State Testing Concerns

By Paul T. O’Neill, Jaime A. Fernand and Lisa J. Holtzmuller We want to send you and your students good vibes and good luck for the upcoming state tests. As you gear up for the testing, here are a few…