Archive for December, 2014

CORI Review and Adverse Actions for Employers: What You Need to Know

Posted on: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 | Written by: Administrator

Many Massachusetts employers, and specifically human resources officers, use employment applicants’ Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) when evaluating possible employment. In fact, millions of CORI requests are handled each year;… Continue reading.

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The Conditions Precedent: Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Posted on: Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 | Written by: Administrator

Massachusetts, through both statutory and case law, heavily favors arbitration in lieu of judicial intervention. When employees and employers clearly contract to settle discrimination claims through arbitration – or similar… Continue reading.

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Herb Holtz and Tom Reed Cited in Selection of Noteworthy Cases from Mass. Superior Court Business Litigation Session’s 15th Anniversary

Posted on: Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 | Written by: Administrator

On November 18, 2014, the Boston Bar Association and the New England Law Foundation commemorated the 15th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Superior Court Business Litigation Session. In its 15-year history,… Continue reading.

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State Civil Rights Agency Upholds Trial Defense Secured by Holtz & Reed

Posted on: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 | Written by: Administrator

On December 3, 2014, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination denied a plaintiff’s appeal and affirmed a hearing officer’s ruling which dismissed the plaintiff’s handicap discrimination claims against a Boston teaching… Continue reading.

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