Can – and Should – Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines?

As the COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, many employers are considering whether to mandate that their employees get vaccinated. The decision can be complicated. As they evaluate how best to proceed, employers need to understand their legal rights and obligations, and also to consider the practical consequen...
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Steve Riden to Speak About Employee Duty of Loyalty Litigation

On Friday, February 26, 2021, Steve Riden will be a panelist for a Federal Bar Association presentation titled "Employee Duty of Loyalty Litigation – A National Survey." The presentation is part of the Federal Bar Association's 2021 Biennial Labor and Employment Law Conference. The presentation will be conducted via w...
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What Can Employers Expect from the Biden Administration?

When a Democratic Party President succeeds a Republican Party President (or vice versa) employers can expect a shift in federal employment law policy. The shift in policy plays out through new administration-supported legislation and Presidential executive orders, and, at the federal agency level, through new agency lead...
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Nicole Gage and Hannah T. Joseph to Speak at Intellectual Property Year in Review

Nicole Gage and Hannah T. Joseph will be speaking at this year's Boston Bar Association’s 21st Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review. The virtual event will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3 p.m. More information is available here. Nicole Gage will be the moderator for the Keynote Address...
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Russell Beck and Erika Hahn in Lawyers Weekly on Biden’s Proposal to Ban Noncompetes

Russell Beck and Erika Hahn's article about President-elect Biden's announcement of a policy to ban most noncompete agreements was recently published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Their article, titled "Biden’s proposed ban of (most) noncompetes: steps to take (now) to protect trade secrets and goodwill," provides...
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Accurate Job Descriptions Needed to Comply With Massachusetts Paid Leave Law

Updated and accurate job descriptions serve many important functions for an employer, including – but certainly not limited to – establishing essential functions of a job for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its state law counterparts; determining whether a reasonable accommodation is available for a d...
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Beck Reed Riden LLP Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

Russell Beck, Stephen Reed, Stephen Riden, and Bob Shea have been recognized as Super Lawyers by the 2020 issue of Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine. In addition, Nicole Daly, Hannah Joseph, and Jillian Carson have been recognized as Rising Stars by the Magazine. Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Russell Beck as on...
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Russell Beck to Speak at West Coast Trade Secrets Conference

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Russell Beck will be speaking at Sandpiper Partners’ third annual program on trade secrets. The program, which will be held online, is titled “Trade Secrets: Protection, Enforcement and Litigation West Coast Conference." The one-day program starts at 2 p.m. PT on December 2, 2020. Registr...
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Nicole Gage Joins Beck Reed Riden LLP

November 19, 2020
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Beck Reed Riden LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole E. Gage has joined the firm. With over 20 years of experience in intellectual property counseling and litigation, Nicole adds breadth and depth to our team, particularly in the areas of trademark and copyright. Nicole's expertise seamlessly complements the firm's...
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Russell Beck to Speak at Sandpiper Partners on Trade Secrets

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Russell Beck will be speaking at Sandpiper Partners’ fourth annual program on trade secrets. The program, which will be held online, is titled “Trade Secrets: Protection, Enforcement and Litigation East Coast Conference.” The one-day program starts at 3 p.m. ET on November 17, 2020. Regist...
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Russell Beck to Speak at The Sedona Conference on Trade Secrets

On November 10, 2020, Russell Beck will serve as a Dialogue Leader for The Sedona Conference's Working Group on Trade Secrets. Russell will be speaking on a panel titled "Leveraging Internal Assets in the Governance and Management of Trade Secrets." The two-day annual meeting for The Sedona Conference Working Group 12 ...
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Russell Beck to Speak at PLI Trade Secrets Program

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Russell Beck will be speaking at Practising Law Institute’s program on trade secrets. The program, which will be held online, is titled “Advanced Trade Secrets 2020: New Risks, New Challenges & Emerging Solutions.” The one-day program starts at 9 a.m. PDT on October 28, 2020. More inf...
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