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Developments in the Dynamic World

of Business and Employment Law

SEXUAL HARASSMENT: NO PLACE IN THE WORKPLACE

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE There are two main types of sexual harassment claims: "quid pro quo" sexual harassment and "hostile work environment" sexual harassment. They may occur independently or at the same time. Both are violations of federal and state law.  All forms of sexual harassment are illegal, and should not be tolerated in any working…
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Company That Fails to Safeguard Information Cannot Hold Contractor Liable for Stealing It

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE 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…
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Belfort Recognized at 15th Annual Walk to the Hill

Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE 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…
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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 Boston.com 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 Boston.com. 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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