Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020


  • "NLRB shift on workplace hate speech may be near," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 10). MBA members Peter J. Moser, Kirsten B. White and Kier Wachterhauser discussed a potential shift in the National Labor Relations Board's treatment of employee hate speech as protected under the National Labor Relations Act. 

  • "Insurer can deduct veterans’ benefits from LTD payments," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 10). MBA member Alden J. Bianchi commented on a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, which found that an insurer did not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in offsetting a veteran's long-term disability benefits by the amount of military benefits he received for the same condition.

  • "SJC weighs individual liability under Prevailing Wage Act," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 10). MBA member Joseph L. Sulman discussed an upcoming Supreme Judicial Court case centered on whether executives can be held individually liable for company violations of the Prevailing Wage Act.

  • "Boston attorney peppers au pair agencies with class actions," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 10). MBA President-elect Denise I. Murphy was quoted in a Hearsay article detailing several class actions filed in recent months against au pair placement agencies over alleged violations of state wage laws.

  • "Safely navigating the ethical perils of social media," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 10). MBA member Joseph M. Cacace wrote an article outlining important ethical considerations for attorneys who post case-related information on social media.
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