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Carney Nurses Victorious on Remand

In the latest chapter of Blanchard, et al. v. Steward Carney Hospital, Inc., et al. the Nurses were victorious on remand to the Superior Court and thereby permitted to pursue their defamation claims against the hospital. In a front-page Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article headlined “Nurses Can Bring Defamation Claim – Action against hospital not illegal […]

Posted: January 10, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

Employment Law Around the World: Iceland Takes a Firm Stand on the Gender Pay Gap

Iceland recently made headlines with its new policy seeking to narrow the gender pay gap beginning in 2018. While it was already illegal both in Iceland and here in the United States to pay unequally based on gender, this new law takes a far more aggressive approach by requiring companies and organizations to set equalized, […]

Posted: January 8, 2018 | Author: Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. | Categories: Uncategorized

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