Zick Rubin and Brenda Ulrich Co-Author Article on Court Certifying Class of Textbook Authors in a Class Action

Archstone’s  Zick Rubin and  Brenda Ulrich authored a recent article for the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA) on the court’s certification in September, 2023, of  a class of textbook authors in the long-running class action brought by authors against Cengage Learning (Bernstein v. Cengage Learning, Inc.).  The suit alleges [...]

2023-10-06T14:52:23-04:00October 5th, 2023|News, Publications|

Six Things You Should Know About the New Non-Compete Law, and Two Things to Do Today

Governor Baker recently signed into law an economic development bill that will fundamentally reshape the use of non-competition agreements by Massachusetts employers.  The new Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act caps off years of efforts to reform this area of the law to be more favorable to employees.  Here are the highlights [...]

2018-09-17T16:15:17-04:00September 17th, 2018|News, Publications|

FLSA Changes Go into Effect on December 1

Though a long time in the making, the U.S. Department of Labor’s changes to overtime regulations take effect on December 1, 2016.  Employers have just a few weeks left to make any necessary changes to their classification of executive, administrative, and professional (“EAP” or “white collar”) employees, for whom the [...]

2016-11-10T12:39:12-05:00November 10th, 2016|News, Publications|

Food Allergy Safety Compliance for Food Establishments

Under the Massachusetts Food Allergy Awareness Act ("FAAA") all food establishments that cook, prepare, or serve food intended for immediate consumption, either on or off the premises, are required to comply with regulations developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Many food establishments are not in compliance with the [...]

2014-09-14T16:34:32-04:00September 14th, 2014|Publications|

November 2012

Update from Archstone Law Group Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Trust Code The Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code ("MUTC") was recently signed into law and applies to all trusts in existence before, on, or after its effective date, with a few provisions that apply prospectively only. The MUTC clarifies and, in some cases expands, [...]

2012-11-08T13:43:46-05:00November 8th, 2012|Publications|

April 2012

Update from Archstone Law Group HIPAA - Beyond Notices of Privacy Practices It has now been almost a decade since the HIPAA Privacy regulations became law. There has been substantial compliance with most of the requirements, but we have found that some of our clients have questions regarding ongoing implementation [...]

2012-04-08T13:52:40-04:00April 8th, 2012|Publications|

December 2011

Update from Archstone Law Group Recent Massachusetts Court Cases Interpreting Non-Competition Agreements There has been much discussion in Massachusetts about doing away with employee non-competition agreements, and courts will generally interpret these agreements as narrowly as possible. Two recent cases in Massachusetts dealing with employee non-competition agreements are illustrative of [...]

2011-12-08T13:56:08-05:00December 8th, 2011|Publications|
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