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Honored by Best Lawyers Again!

The prestigious Best Lawyers organization has once again honored the partners of Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C.  The Best Lawyers in America, 21st ed., has just been released on August 18, 2014. Partner James Weliky has been listed under the “Employment Law – Individuals” category for his continued efforts fighting for the rights of employees […]

Posted: September 11, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Victory for Market Basket Workers and Customers!

Our heartfelt congratulations to the employees of Market Basket!  After several weeks of collective action, these employees, with customer support, have successfully pushed the company board to sell the supermarket chain back to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.  We applaud their efforts and success. This is a great example of how workers who stand together […]

Posted: September 3, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Federal Court Allows Employees to Proceed on Discrimination Claim Against Former Employer

A recent Federal district court decision, Porter v. Five Star Quality Care-MI, LLC , was a big victory for employees. The Court enabled a group of former nursing home employees to move forward in their Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) retaliation claim against the current and former owners of the nursing home from which […]

Posted: August 27, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

SUPREME COURT EXPANDS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS!

This is a post we didn’t expect to write about this particular Supreme Court, but we are pleased to see that the United States Supreme Court has issued an important decision expanding the free speech rights of government employees. The decision,  Lane v. Franks, No. 13-483 (U.S. June 19, 2014), held that government employees who […]

Posted: June 30, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

MRW Honored by Chambers USA Guide 2014

On May 23, 2014, highly recognized Chambers & Partners ranking service released their USA 2014 Guide to “top tier’ law firms across the country.  Chambers cites Messing, Rudavsky, & Weliky P.C. as one of only three, among hundreds, of firms representing employees in Massachusetts, and describes MRW as the “premier boutique offering the full spectrum […]

Posted: June 5, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Victory for Civil Rights Plaintiffs: Supreme Court Reinforces Summary Judgment Standard

Summary judgment is a legal procedural tool that is often used by judges to dispose of cases before they reach a jury.  In the context of employment discrimination, many cases that reach the summary judgment stage are dismissed at that point, and those plaintiffs do not have the opportunity to try their cases to a […]

Posted: May 22, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Federal Advisory Committee Adopts Recommendations from Ellen Messing and NELA

As previously detailed in this space, Ellen Messing was invited to participate at “A Forum for Understanding and Comment on the Proposed Federal Rules Amendments” as a representative of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).  The amendments under consideration by the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, if adopted, would have had a deleterious effect on the […]

Posted: April 28, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

James Weliky Featured at MCLE Programs for Employment Lawyers

James Weliky has again been selected to serve as an expert faculty member on two popular programs presented by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Eduction (MCLE).  First, Mr. Weliky served as faculty at MCLE’s “Employment Law for Business Lawyers and In-House Counsel.”  This year’s edition of the program, held January 30, represented Mr. Weliky’s tenth year on […]

Posted: March 28, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Messing Joins Forum of Experts to Comment on Federal Rules

Ellen Messing was recently an invited participant at “A Forum for Understanding and Comment on the Proposed Federal Rules Amendments,” a meeting held at the University of Denver facilitated by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS).  According to IAALS, the forum was held to “bring together a small and select […]

Posted: February 20, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

MRW Obtains Critical Ruling in Federal Race Discrimination Case

The U.S. District Court in Boston recently handed down a ruling favoring a MRW client suing his employer for race discrimination.  The plaintiff’s case alleges he was denied a series of promotions because of his race and that his employer retaliated against him after he complained about racism in the workplace.  In June 2013, lawyers […]

Posted: February 6, 2014 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized