Posts by: Curran Leahy-Lonigro, Esq.

A Clearer Definition of “Protected Concerted Activity”

February 12, 2019 |

First, a quick reminder.  The National Labor Relations Act applies to all employers, not just those with unionized workers.  So, even if your workplace is union-free, please keep reading.  This information will be helpful to you! Now, some law school geekery.  Hooray!  Jacobellis v. Ohio was mandatory reading in the first year of law school.  It’s a […]

Is it Okay to Test the Competencies of Older Employees?

February 5, 2019 |

A few days ago, I read a New York Times article titled “When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate?” In the article, a now 83-year-old surgeon describes his initial resistance, at age 80, to suggestions that his surgical skills be evaluated.  He explains that, initially, he felt he was the best person to evaluate […]

Work Harder…For the Good of All Mankind

January 31, 2019 |

Here’s my abridged version of the email Elon Musk sent to employees at 1 o’clock in the morning a little over a week ago: Last year was our most successful year ever.  But, we’re cutting our workforce.  For those remaining, prepare to work even harder.  Your work is essential to ensure the future of mankind. […]

New Year, New New York Compliance Obligations

January 22, 2019 |

Look out, Massachusetts and California!  New York is coming up quickly in the race to become the most employee-friendly state!  We’re four weeks into 2019 and I have four new employment-related laws New York employers should be aware of. We can help ensure your policies and procedures are updated to comply with these new laws.  […]

Massachusetts’ Minimum Wage Has Increased…And Other Grand Bargain Obligations

January 15, 2019 |

In late June 2018, Massachusetts’ Governor, Charlie Baker, signed “An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave, and the Sales Tax Holiday,” more commonly known as the “Grand Bargain.”  As the Act’s long name suggests, the law raises minimum wage while eliminating mandatory Sunday and holiday pay, introduces paid family medical leave, and […]

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