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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Information for Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 18, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) (“FFCRA”), which includes a number of important provisions changing the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in significant ways as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act, which takes effect April 1 and expire...
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State and Federal COVID-19 Resources

March 25, 2020
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Beck Reed Riden LLP is gathering resources on recent state and federal action in response to the spread of COVID-19. Below are some recent updates. Federal government enacts legislation regarding COVID-19 affecting employment (March 18): Congress passed and the President signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Cor...
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Phone Call to Employer to Enforce Noncompete Agreement Leads to Lawsuit

An employer accused of trying to have its former employee fired from her new job faces a lawsuit for defamation and tortious interference. In Eaton v. Veterans Inc., Laurel Eaton filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against her former employer, Veterans Inc. In her lawsuit, Ms...
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A Shakeup in Copyright Law: Ninth Circuit Signals Swift Shift in Music IP Litigation

On Sunday, January 26th, the Recording Academy hosted its 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Dubbed “Music’s Biggest Night,” the GRAMMY Awards is a high-profile event dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievements in the music industry. Often absent from the spotlight, however, are those songwriters whose original works have...
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Russell Beck to Chair PLI Noncompete and Restrictive Covenants Program

Russell Beck will be the chairperson of Practising Law Institute's inaugural program on noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants. The program, which will be held in San Francisco, is titled "Noncompetes and Restrictive Covenants 2020: What Every Lawyer, Human Resources Professional, and Key Strategic Decisio...
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Hannah T. Joseph to Speak at BBA’s IP Year in Review

Hannah T. Joseph will be speaking on a panel about trade secrets at the Boston Bar Association’s 20th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review. The event will be held at the Boston Bar Association on January 23, 2020, from 12:00 to 5:45 p.m., with a reception to follow. More information is available here. The 20th...
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