Archive for January, 2015

Requirement of Bilateral “Good Faith” in Accommodating Disabilities

Posted on: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 | Written by: Administrator

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., Docket No. 14-1268 (1st Cir. 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently affirmed summary judgment… Continue reading.

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Names Herb Holtz A “2014 Lawyer of the Year.”

Posted on: Saturday, January 17th, 2015 | Written by: Administrator

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has named Herb Holtz, co-founder of Holtz & Reed LLP, a “2014 Lawyer of the Year.” The feature section, set to appear in the January 19th edition, focuses… Continue reading.

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U.S. District Court – No Recourse Under Title VII or c. 151B For Independent Contractor

Posted on: Monday, January 12th, 2015 | Written by: Administrator

The U.S. District Court recently affirmed the well-recognized principle that Title VII and c. 151B “do not reach” independent contractors. In Santangelo v. New York Life Insurance Co., 2014 WL… Continue reading.

Massachusetts Provides Job-Protected Leave for Domestic Violence Victims

Posted on: Monday, January 12th, 2015 | Written by: Administrator

On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed an “Act Relative to Domestic Violence” into law. See G.L. c. 149, § 52E (2014). The law provides employees, who are victims… Continue reading.