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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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