Recent News and Alerts

  • Sep 27, 2016

    Labor and Employment Advisory: No Labor Relations Privilege in Massachusetts—For Now

    On August 25, 2016, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts declined to create a "labor relations privilege" for communications between employees and their union representatives.

    On September 7, the District Court also rejected applying the Title VII standard for employer liability to state discrimination actions under M.G.L. 151B.

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  • Aug 31, 2016

    Labor and Employment Advisory: Labor Board Rules Grad Students Can Unionize

    On August 23, the National Labor Relations Board issued a landmark 3-1 decision that Columbia University must recognize a labor union of graduate students, effectively allowing unionization of graduate students at private universities.

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