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of Business and Employment Law

Company That Fails to Safeguard Information Cannot Hold Contractor Liable for Stealing It

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision underscores the importance of being proactive when it comes to protecting trade secrets.  The Plaintiff, C.R.T.R., Inc., filed suit for misappropriation of trade secrets against an independent contractor who took customer lists, accounting records, and other sensitive information with him when his contract ended.  However, the Court granted judgment in favor of the Defendant…

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Belfort Recognized at 15th Annual Walk to the Hill

B&B Partner David Belfort, President of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), was recognized for MELA’s support for civil legal services at the 15th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid.  During one of the year’s largest lobbying events on Beacon Hill, Mr. Belfort, accompanied by hundreds of his fellow lawyers, advocated for increased funding for civil legal…

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Four Bennett & Belfort Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers

Bennett & Belfort, P.C. is pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been selected as 2013 “Super Lawyers,” in the categories of Business Litigation and Employment & Labor. The designation is attained through high peer recognition, meeting ethical standards, and demonstrating achievement in the field. Partner David E. Belfort was named a 2013 Super Lawyer in the “Employment…

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Bennett and Belfort, P.C. Partner, Todd Bennett, Quoted in and in The Sunday Boston Globe

On October 30, 2013, Bennett and Belfort, P.C. partner, Todd Bennett, was quoted in an article entitled, “What to be Concerned About When Leaving a Company,” which appeared in the “Job Doc” section of The article was written by Elaine Varelas, of Keystone Partners, and focuses on the importance of having a severance agreement comprehensively reviewed, particularly when a…

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B&B Announces New Partner and Welcomes New Associate

Bennett and Belfort, P.C., is pleased to announce that Michael L. Mason has been named a Partner of the firm. Attorney Mason joined Bennett and Belfort in 2005, concentrating his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment law and business matters. Mr. Mason is sought after as a speaker on employment-related issues and is a frequent contributor to…

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Bennett and Belfort, P.C. Partner, Todd Bennett, Quoted in “U.S. News and World Report” and “IT World”

Bennett & Belfort, P.C. partner, Todd Bennett was quoted in the October 8, 2013 edition of “U.S. News and World Report.” The article, written by Arnie Fertig, entitled, “5 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer” also appeared in “IT World.” While the article did not focus specifically on Massachusetts law, the notion of careful drafting and review of…

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Seeing Through the Haze: Rights and Risks for Employers Interpreting the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law

In November, 2012, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative authorizing the use of medical marijuana.  The Department of Public Health, charged with implementing the law, recently issued its final regulations on medical marijuana.  The law does not require that employers accommodate the on-site use of medical marijuana.  105 CMR 725.650.  Therefore, it is clear that even registered medical marijuana users…

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