SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) suits refer to lawsuits brought by individuals and entities to prevent critics from ongoing negative publicity. The Massachusetts legislature passed the anti-SLAPP law in 1994 which was designed to provide defendants with a quick way to dismiss meritless lawsuits. In essence, the anti-SLAPP law protects free speech by thwarting...

The nearly $7 million dollar settlement that was reached between the Attorney General’s Office and MGM Springfield provides a great example of how employees can successfully litigate against a large employer by joining forces. This settlement comes after a multi-year investigation dating back to October, 2018 and impacting 2,036 MGM Springfield workers. Violations include failure to...

As a Massachusetts attorney specializing in employment law, I understand how tricky a topic this can be for most people. Prior to starting my own law firm, I worked in Human Resources at Fidelity Investments and then later as a consultant at MIT focusing on legal issues impacting the workplace. I witnessed first-hand how confusing and stressful it can be to navigate what are often sensitive and emotional matters. This is more pronounced with the ever-changing employment landscape – from office-based, to remote and hybrid working locations, along with protected characteristics, gender identity definitions and pronouns.

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