In a recent decision, Meehan v. Medical Information Technology, Inc., SJC-13117 (Dec. 17, 2021) the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held that the termination of an employee’s employment based solely upon an employee’s submission of a rebuttal to a negative performance evaluation violates the public policy exception to the employment at-will doctrine. Although the employment law bar will undoubtedly debate the significance …
There are many layers of risk involved in the context of different employment relationships. One source of unexpected liability for businesses is when a business is deemed to be a “joint employer” of an employee and therefore subject to certain employment laws. This may occur, for example, when a business leases employees from an employee leasing firm, or relies upon temporary employees from a staffing agency. …
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Please see the linked Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article regarding non-competition agreements and the material change doctrine, by which a material change to the terms and conditions of someone’s job may affect the validity of a non-competition agreement. Where to read: Mass Lawyers Weekly website (subscription required) Michael Chinitz LinkedIn profile Or download the PDF copy.
It is a nice compliment to be featured as a commentator today in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly alongside my good friend and noncompetition/trade secret law guru, Russell Beck! See the article below. Where to read the article: Mass Lawyers Weekly website (subscription required) Michael Chinitz LinkedIn profile Or download the PDF copy.
Title: “For The Record: Trade Secret Theft Mitigation In Small Business” Guest: Michael Chinitz – Chinitz Law LLC Interviewer: Jeffrey Davis of MAGE LLC and Mark Furman of Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers