MRW Online

MRW Partners Dahlia Rudavsky and Ellen Messing Quoted in the Media

In the past few weeks Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. partners Ellen Messing and Dahlia Rudavsky have been contacted to share their expert opinions on the latest issues in employment law. We are proud to see their input prominently featured by the journalists investigating these fascinating developments. Boston Globe- Chariot for Women Chariot for Women […]

Posted: April 25, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

NELA Spring Seminar- Effectively Combating Retaliatory Counterclaims & Countersuits

Counterclaims and countersuits have an understandably intimidating effect on employees engaged in costly litigation with a better financed employer. Join Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. partner Ellen Messing this Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2016, at the National Employment Lawyer’s Association’s Spring Seminar on Retaliation and Whistleblowing. Attorney Messing will be co-presenting Effectively Combating Retaliatory […]

Posted: April 5, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky and MELA File Amicus Brief Supporting Kamee Verdrager

In the current case of Kamee Verdrager v. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. et. al., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has focused on some issues of key importance to employee advocates: whether an employee can access employer documents that help support her discrimination claims if the documents are neither confidential nor privileged, […]

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

Partner James Weliky Presenting on MBA’s Panel: The Nuts and Bolts of the MCAD

Tomorrow the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Council and the Young Lawyers Division are presenting a panel on “The Nuts and Bolts of the MCAD.” Learn how to take an employment discrimination case through the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) from both commission staff and experienced employment attorneys. The panel will walk you […]

Posted: March 9, 2016 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Dahlia Rudavsky, Ellen Messing, and James Weliky Appear in The Best Lawyers in America; Dahlia Rudavsky Named “Lawyer of the Year”

  Congratulations to Ellen Messing, Dahlia Rudavsky, and James Weliky for their inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Individual and Union Employment Law and Labor and Employment Litigation. Additionally, Dahlia Rudavsky has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Union “Lawyer of the Year” for the Boston area. We are proud of these accomplishments. They […]

Posted: November 16, 2015 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Congratulations to Dahlia Rudavsky!

Dahlia Rudavsky Elected as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Class of 2015 The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a national non-profit organization established in 1995 to recognize the leading individuals in labor and employment law. Membership is by nomination only, and limited to those who uphold the highest […]

Posted: July 8, 2015 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

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