Work & The Law

Employer Mistake In Severance Agreement Entitles Employee To Substantial Severance

Massachusetts court finds employer mistake in severance agreement entitles employee to substantial severance payments. United States District Court District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Dahua Technology USA Inc. (‘Dahua’), a subsidiary of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. (‘Zhejiang’), brought this action against Feng Zhang to reform an agreement terminating Zhang’s executive-level position at Zhejiang (the ‘Release

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Massachusetts Court Finds Non-solicitation Agreement Enforceable

Court finds non-solicitation agreement enforceable but declines to extend its time-frame. United States District Court District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (‘Thermal Engineering’ or ‘plaintiff’) brings this action against Daryl L. Lanaville (‘Lanaville’ or ‘defendant’) seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief. Plaintiff alleges that defendant breached a non-solicitation covenant when he

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Unpaid Prevailing Wages: Lawsuit Filed Against Utility Metering Solutions

On November 23, 2016 Attorney Adam J. Shafran and Rudolph Friedmann LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Xtralight Manufacturing, Ltd. d/b/a Utility Metering Solutions (“UMS”) for unpaid prevailing wages, overtime wages and unreimbursed transportation expenses. On December 2, 2016, 25 additional UMS employees were added to the lawsuit as named-plaintiffs who also allege that they have not been paid

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Are You Really A Highly Compensated Employee?

The Fair Labor Standards Act provides for overtime pay protections for certain employees. ‘Highly compensated employees,’ as defined by the act, are exempt from this protection. The First Circuit tackled the issue as to whether a regularly administered $1,000 stipend paid to employees qualifies as paying employees on a salary basis, thus qualifying plaintiffs as highly compensated employees.

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Employer Mistake In Severance Agreement Entitles Employee To Substantial Severance

Massachusetts court finds employer mistake in severance agreement entitles employee to substantial severance payments. United States District Court District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Dahua Technology USA Inc. (‘Dahua’), a subsidiary of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. (‘Zhejiang’), brought this action against Feng Zhang to reform an agreement terminating Zhang’s executive-level position at Zhejiang (the ‘Release

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Massachusetts Court Finds Non-solicitation Agreement Enforceable

Court finds non-solicitation agreement enforceable but declines to extend its time-frame. United States District Court District of Massachusetts SUMMARY: (court decision – opens in PDF) “Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (‘Thermal Engineering’ or ‘plaintiff’) brings this action against Daryl L. Lanaville (‘Lanaville’ or ‘defendant’) seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief. Plaintiff alleges that defendant breached a non-solicitation covenant when he

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Unpaid Prevailing Wages: Lawsuit Filed Against Utility Metering Solutions

On November 23, 2016 Attorney Adam J. Shafran and Rudolph Friedmann LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Xtralight Manufacturing, Ltd. d/b/a Utility Metering Solutions (“UMS”) for unpaid prevailing wages, overtime wages and unreimbursed transportation expenses. On December 2, 2016, 25 additional UMS employees were added to the lawsuit as named-plaintiffs who also allege that they have not been paid

Read More »

Are You Really A Highly Compensated Employee?

The Fair Labor Standards Act provides for overtime pay protections for certain employees. ‘Highly compensated employees,’ as defined by the act, are exempt from this protection. The First Circuit tackled the issue as to whether a regularly administered $1,000 stipend paid to employees qualifies as paying employees on a salary basis, thus qualifying plaintiffs as highly compensated employees.

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