Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Overtime Raises Minimum Salary Level to $35,568

On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule significantly increasing the minimum salary level for the “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Absent a legal challenge, the new threshold will be effective on January 1, 2020. Under the final rule, the minimum sala...
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Beck Reed Riden LLP Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America List

Beck Reed Riden LLP is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers. Russell Beck, Stephen Reed, Stephen Riden, and Nicole Daly were named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list in the following categories: Russell Beck, Commercial Litigation Steve Reed, Comm...
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Concise Guide to Maintaining an Employee’s Personnel Record

The Massachusetts personnel records law, M.G.L. chapter 149, § 52C, is lengthy and quite dense, and it leaves most who read it confused as to what must and should be included in (or excluded from) an employee’s personnel record. It’s impossible to create a one-size-fits-all solution to cover every possible personnel-r...
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Stephen Riden Analyzes Appeals Court Decision in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

A recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly features discussion with Steve Riden in an article titled “Investor's suit against foreign bank revived." The article covers a decision by the Massachusetts Appeals Court concerning whether a foreign bank had sufficient ties with Massachusetts to be subject to suit within t...
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Law360 Publishes Russell Beck’s Analysis of Misconceptions in the Noncompete Debate

Russell Beck's analysis of the misconceptions concerning the impacts of noncompete agreements was published by Law360 under the title, “Misconceptions In The Debate About Noncompetes.” The analysis focuses on how the mistaken assumption that correlation implies causation has been increasingly informing decisions in th...
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Russell Beck Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly on Noncompetes for Lawyers

A recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly features Russell Beck in an article titled “Ethical rule fails to free attorney from noncompete.” The article covers a decision by the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court that the rules of professional conduct governing the practice of law do n...
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