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FTC Bans Nearly All Non-Compete Agreements

Posted by David Katz | Apr 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a final rule banning nearly all non-compete agreements. Here is what businesses and workers in Massachusetts need to know and what they can expect. The FTC's Ban on Non-Compete Agreements On April 23, 2024, the FTC voted 3-2 to ban nearly all ...

David Katz a Super Lawyer for Fifth Year in a Row

Posted by David Katz | Apr 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Attorney David S. Katz has been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for the fifth year in a row. The distinction highlights the quality of legal representation that the clients of the Katz Law Group can expect. How Super Lawyers are Chosen Thomson Reuters, a legal publisher and the company ...

The NLRB is Coming After Non-Compete Agreements

Posted by David Katz | Sep 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is getting more active in a nascent crackdown on non-compete agreements. After issuing a memo that claimed that non-compete agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) back in May, the agency has alleged that the non-competes used by a grou...

David Katz Named Super Lawyer Again for 2023

Posted by David Katz | May 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

For the fourth year running, attorney David S. Katz was named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for 2023. Super Lawyers: A Distinction for the Leading Lawyers in Their Fields Thomson Reuters is a leading publisher in the legal field that also hosts databases of local attorneys for prospective c...

Lawyers Weekly Quotes David Katz in Indemnity Case

Posted by David Katz | Feb 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recently covered an Appeals Court case involving some behind-the-scenes legal maneuvering by companies to cover the costs of litigation. The publication's reporters turned to David Katz, a business and contract attorney with nearly 40 years of experience in the fi...

Layoffs at Twitter and the WARN Act

Posted by David Katz | Nov 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

When Elon Musk bought the social media website Twitter last week, he pledged to make it profitable. In an attempt to do so, he has announced widespread layoffs of Twitter employees. However, a federal law, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, regulates the process for im...

Can Franchisees Become Employees of Their Franchisor?

Posted by David Katz | Apr 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Under Massachusetts state law, employers have to correctly classify employees and independent contractors based on how much control they exert over the worker. Meanwhile, under federal regulations, a franchise is a business relationship where the franchisor has the authority to exert a significan...

David Katz Quoted in Lawyers Weekly Concerning UEFJA Case

Posted by David Katz | Jan 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Business and contract attorney David Katz was recently quoted in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly regarding a recent case dealing with the new Massachusetts Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. The case involved a pressing issue in business credit law and reach and apply injunctions: How...

Massachusetts Adopts FLSA Joint Employer Test

Posted by David Katz | Dec 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

A new case from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court touches on an important aspect of employment litigation: When more than one companies are joint employers of a worker. Workers at One Company Claim a Different Company is Their Joint Employer The case, Jinks v. Credico (USA) LLC, involved...

David Katz Named Super Lawyer By Thomson Reuters

Posted by David Katz | Nov 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Attorney David S. Katz was recently recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for his work and reputation as a top business and contract litigation lawyer in central Massachusetts. The honor is reserved for attorneys with a history of professional achievement and who have the respect of the...

EEOC Speaks on Employer Coronavirus Vaccine Mandates

Posted by David Katz | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, we asked whether employers could make their workers get the coronavirus vaccine. Unfortunately, the answer was not so simple, in large part because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had not settled the issue with a binding regulation. A few days ago, the E...

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