Unauthorized Acts by Shareholder Leads to Judgment in Close Corporation Dispute

A recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision about a close corporation dispute illustrates the challenges that can arise when there is a conflict among a small group of investors. Being part of a company with a small number of investors or a family-owned business can be a great experience. These companies – known as “c...
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Russell Beck Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly on Trade Secrets Decision

A recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly features Russell Beck in an article titled “Trade Secret Misappropriation Judgment Reversed.” The article covers a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit overturning a lower court's decision concerning allegations that the plaintiff's former...
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Russell Beck and Erika Hahn in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on Protecting Trade Secrets

Russell Beck and Erika Hahn's article about strategies to protect trade secrets while office employees are largely working from home was recently published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Their article, titled "Protecting trade secrets during and after stay-at-home orders," provides practical steps for establishing a...
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General Counsel News Features Russell Beck’s Article About Protecting Trade Secrets

A recent post from General Counsel News features Russell Beck's article about protecting trade secrets in the current workplace environment. The post quotes Russell's reminder to employers that trade secrets are vulnerable when work shifts from offices to homes: “The ability to protect trade secrets (and other legiti...
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Bob Shea to Moderate Panel on Massachusetts Wage Act

Bob Shea will moderate a panel at the Massachusetts Bar Association titled "Massachusetts Wage Act: Treble Your Knowledge." Bob serves on the Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Council. The panel will be co-moderated by Michelle De Oliveira of Kenney & Sams. The free event will be held on M...
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CNBC Cites Beck Reed Riden LLP’s Noncompete Survey

A recent article from CNBC relies in part on Beck Reed Riden LLP’s 50 State Noncompete Survey. The article focuses on a lawsuit filed by Amazon against one of its former employees who started working for Google. In the lawsut, filed in the Superior Court of the State of Washington, Amazon contends that its former Vice P...
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Robert M. Shea Joins Beck Reed Riden LLP

Beck Reed Riden LLP is pleased to announce that Robert M. Shea has joined our firm as a Partner. Bob represents clients in all areas of labor and employment law. He focuses a significant portion of his practice on alternative dispute resolution. For more than thirty years, Bob has advised and counseled employers, e...
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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law: Proposed Revised Regulations and Public Hearing

On May 14, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released proposed amendments to the regulations for the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Law. The Department posted the amendments on its website and held a virtual hearing on June 11, 2020 to receive public comments. Written comments were als...
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Russell Beck Presenting on Massachusetts Noncompete Law

On May 29, 2020, Russell Beck will give a presentation titled “MA Noncompetes More Than a Year Later: The 60-Minute Lawyer.” The presentation will be livestreamed at noon this Friday by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.  Registration information and other details about this MCLE program are available here....
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Russell Beck’s Stay-At-Home Survival Guide Featured in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

A recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly features Russell Beck in an article titled "Boston attorney’s blog hosts stay-at-home survival guide." The article covers a recent series of blog posts penned by Russell, titled "Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home.” The article was written by Massachusetts L...
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Russell Beck Featured in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on Nonsolicit Case

A recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly features Russell Beck in an article titled “1st Circuit affirms injunction in non-solicitation case.” The article covers a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit concerning the enforcement of a non-solicitation agreement against a former sale...
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Russell Beck and Erika Hahn Featured in Law360 on FTC Regulation of Noncompete Agreements

Russell Beck and Erika Hahn's response to the Federal Trade Commission's investigation whether it should regulate noncompete agreements was published by Law360 under the title, “FTC Should Leave Regulation of Noncompetes to States.” Russell's response to the FTC's inquiry can also be found at Fair Competition Law as "...
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