Massachusetts Legislature Amends Personnel Records Statute

October 25, 2010
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Unbeknownst to just about everyone, buried deep within the recently-enacted “Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization” is language that significantly amends the Massachusetts Personnel Records Statute (Chapter 149, Section 52C), placing new administrative burdens on Massachusetts employers. Under the amendment...
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Starting Up A Video Game Company

October 19, 2010
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On Thursday, October 14, 2010, Stephen Riden joined a panel of speakers at PoweredUp Boston's 2010 Video Game Conference.  The "Life As A Startup -- Legal Do's & Don'ts" panel addressed a variety of issues affecting new and established video game companies, including formation issues, noncompete agreements, and prote...
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BRR on MCLE Panels

September 12, 2010
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Russell Beck is participating on the panel in the following two upcoming MCLE seminars:  Confidentiality Agreements: New England In-House Counsel Briefing September 29 Protecting Proprietary Information October 7 Click on the titles to sign up.  Over the next several months, Beck Reed Riden LLP attorneys will be pan...
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Nursing Breaks Required Under FLSA

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new Fact Sheet setting out requirements for employers to provide reasonable breaks during the work day to nursing mothers who need to express their breast milk. The break time requirement for nursing mothers went into effect on March 23, 2010, with...
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Noncompete Reform Symposium

July 17, 2010
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Employee Non-Compete Agreements and Job Creation: The Status of Law Reform a Year Later The Boston Bar Association will be hosting a symposium on noncompete reform. The panelists will discuss the current law, proposed changes, and the policy behind each, after which the panel will open the floor to a questions and answer...
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Steve Riden On Social Networking

July 14, 2010
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Steve Riden is quoted in the latest edition of the Boston College Law School Magazine on the developing role of social networking in the legal industry. The article, written by Tracey Palmer, profiles Steve's efforts to unite BC Law's alumni, students, professors, and staff in one extensive online community. From the...
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Upcoming MCAD Seminar

July 11, 2010
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On July 15, 2010, Stephen Reed will be on the faculty for MCLE's Mock Trial of an MCAD Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodation Case: Representing employees and employers in a public hearing. Sign up directly at MCLE. Over the next several months, Beck Reed Riden LLP attorneys will be panelists in a vari...
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Employers Cautioned On Unpaid Interns

Summer is upon us and high school and college students across the country are attempting to polish their resumes by taking unpaid internships with employers of all types. But “for-profit,” private-sector employers looking to provide students with a glimpse into the working world may find themselves at odds with the Fair...
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