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Rise in Retaliation Claims

For over a decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has seen a significant increase in retaliation claims.  Since 2000, the number of such claims filed annually has increased by more than 100 percent.  In 2014 alone, retaliation accounted for 42.8% of all claims processed by the EEOC.  It is by far the most common […]

Posted: March 19, 2015 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: news

New Massachusetts Legislation Enforces Gender Neutral Parental Leave

Massachusetts has made another step towards enforcing equality in the workplace!  Gov. Deval Patrick signed a new bill into law on January 7, 2015 requiring employers to grant equal parental leave to male and female employees. Massachusetts’s previous legislation on the topic, the Maternity Leave Act, applied only to women in workplaces with more than […]

Posted: March 12, 2015 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: news

Interpreting the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Young v. United Parcel Service, 134 S.Ct.2898 (U.S. 2014). The issue before the Supreme Court concerns whether an employer is obligated under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act () to provide a pregnant employee the same types of accommodations (such as light duty) […]

Posted: March 12, 2015 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: news

A Step Toward A Living Wage

Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law an increase in the state’s mandatory minimum wage, which will be implemented over three years. Starting on January 1, 2015, the Massachusetts minimum wage will rise from $8.00 to $9.00/ hour for non-agricultural, non-service, employees. On January 1, 2016, the minimum will increase again to $10.00/ hour and […]

Posted: December 23, 2014 | Author: clerk | Categories: news

MRW Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

We’re pleased to announce that once again Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky P.C. has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in its 2015 listings for the best law firms in the United States.  The firm has been listed under Tier 1 Boston, Employment Law – Individuals and under Tier 1 Boston, Litigation […]

Posted: December 8, 2014 | Author: clerk | Categories: Uncategorized

Good News for Pregnant Women in the Workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) issued a new enforcement guidance for the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) this year.  The new guidance incorporates the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), broadens the definition of protected pregnancy-related conditions, and adds light duty obligations within the PDA.  This is a […]

Posted: October 22, 2014 | Author: clerk | Categories: Uncategorized

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

National Employment Lawyers Association 2014 Convention: A Resounding Success

On June 25-28, 2014, over 600 members of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”) gathered in Boston from all over the country for the organization’s 2014 Annual Convention. The days were full, the programs fascinating and informative, and the company smart and fun. Special guests included Sheila White Parrish (plaintiff in the landmark retaliation case […]

Posted: August 18, 2014 | Author: Gavi Bogin-Farber | Categories: Uncategorized