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Ellen Messing Speaks Out Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Media coverage of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile sexual harassers has heightened public discussion about sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. founding partner Ellen Messing recently spoke with Boston Globe journalists about less famous victims of workplace harassment. Ms. Messing cautioned columnist Nestor Ramos that takedowns of […]

Posted: October 27, 2017 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

SJC Establishes New Framework in MRW “Anti-SLAPP” Case

Following up a previous post, the SJC ruled this summer in the Blanchard v. Steward Carney Hospital, Inc. anti-SLAPP matter, which Attorney Dahlia Rudavsky argued last December.  In that case, the nine plaintiffs, nurses at Steward Carney Hospital, claim that the Hospital’s president, Bill Walczak, defamed them in an email to hospital employees and in […]

Posted: October 20, 2017 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Sizzling Summer Presentations and Honors

We’ve had a busy summer at MRW! In addition to our continuing advocacy for workers’ rights in Massachusetts, our attorneys have been hard at work sharing their expertise on the local, state, and national level: Jim Weliky shared his expertise on Employment law counterclaims at the Boston Bar Association’s program: “Employment Counterclaims: What They are, […]

Posted: September 12, 2017 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Jim Weliky to Present MCLE Program – Employment Law for Business Lawyers & In-House Counsel

Once again, this year on January 26th, Jim Weliky will be a part of the MCLE’s panel on Employment Law for Business Lawyers & In-House Counsel. A veteran on this panel, Attorney Weliky provides an invaluable plaintiff-side employment lawyer’s perspective on common pitfalls and compliance issues that lead to liability in employment litigation. Join Mr. […]

Posted: January 9, 2017 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Jim Weliky Appointed to the BBA Labor and Employment Steering Committee

We are pleased to announce that Jim Weliky has been appointed to the Boston Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Committee for the 2016-2017 year. This will be his third appointment to the Committee, having served previously from 2005-2008 and from 2013-2015. The Boston Bar Association is an association of Massachusetts attorneys with more than […]

Posted: January 9, 2017 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Dahlia Rudavsky Argues Before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Anti-SLAPP Matter

On November 7th, Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. founding partner Dahlia Rudavsky argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on behalf of her clients, a group of nurses formerly employed by Steward Carney Hospital. The case arose after a series of patient incidents in the hospital’s adolescent psychiatry unit led Carney management to hire […]

Posted: December 1, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Dahlia Rudavsky Co-Chairs, Presents on Federal and State Employment Law Statutes/Regulations at MCLE’s BasicsPlus! – Employment & Labor Law, Ellen Messing Also Presents on Employment Discrimination

Last week, two of MRW’s founding partners made significant contributions to MCLE New England’s Employment & Labor Law: BasicsPlus! Ms. Rudavsky has been co-chairing and Ms. Messing has been presenting the leadoff session in this popular program for nearly two decades. This program provides an opportunity for new attorneys to learn the critical statutes and […]

Posted: November 28, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. Listed in 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Firm and Individual Achievements, Dahlia Rudavsky Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”

We are pleased to announce that MRW and its partners have been recognized again this year by a group of peers for continuing excellency in Individual employment representation. Special congratulations are in order to Dahlia C. Rudavsky for her recognition as “Lawyer of the Year” in Individual Labor and Employment Law for the Greater Boston area. […]

Posted: August 15, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Fox 25 Interviews MRW Partner Ellen J. Messing on Developing Child Labor Investigation in Plymouth

On August 4th reporters from Fox 25 interviewed MRW partner Ellen J. Messing regarding apparent child labor on a construction site in Plymouth, Mass. Massachusetts has very strict rules barring children under the age of 16 from construction sites.  According to Ellen, “it’s illegal in Massachusetts, it’s illegal everywhere to have kids working in construction, […]

Posted: August 11, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Noncompete Agreements – A Changing Political Landscape in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe recently reported on the 150-0 vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously approving a measure that seeks to strictly limit noncompete agreements and consequently attract more startups and skilled tech workers to Massachusetts. New limitations will ensure that noncompete durations do not exceed one year and employers must provide “garden leave” […]

Posted: July 20, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized