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Developments in the Dynamic World

of Business and Employment Law


Bennett & Belfort, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Zak Hammond to the firm. Mr. Hammond focuses his practice on employment matters, litigating claims for discrimination based on race, national origin, gender, pregnancy, and disability as well as retaliation, unpaid wages, and medical leave. He also negotiates employment agreements and regularly advises on non-compete, non-solicit, and separation…
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MLW Selects B&B Partner David E. Belfort as “GO TO” Massachusetts Employment Lawyer

We are proud to announce that B&B Partner David E. Belfort was selected on March 27, 2023 by Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly (MLW) as a “GO TO” attorney in Massachusetts in the field of Employment Law.  The “GO TO” list showcases just 22 employment attorneys that MLW describes as “leaders in the Massachusetts legal community”.  The select group of attorneys featured…
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Attorney Bohra Headlines Employment Law Panels

Bennett & Belfort Attorney Nafisa Bohra, in her role as co-chair of the Attorneys of Color/Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA), is one of the primary organizers for an exciting upcoming panel and networking event focusing on representing employees. The event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, and is focused on connecting with attorney…
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Levey Quoted In Forbes On Employee Equity Agreements

B&B Partner, Craig D. Levey, was recently quoted in a Forbes article titled “How to Negotiate Equity in a Private Startup or Company.”  Levey, who often reviews and negotiates equity agreements on behalf of clients, provided his thoughts on how individuals should approach these agreements upon receipt of the document from their employers. Levey explains, “it is normal business practice…
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Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act Provides Cutting-Edge Protections for Employees

The Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Act provides important paid medical leave benefits for eligible employees. BENEFITS FOR QUALIFYING EMPLOYEES Qualifying employees get: Up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave to care for your own serious health condition, as certified by a health care provider, including illness, injury, or pregnancy/childbirth Up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care…
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Proposed FTC Rule Would Nix Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new rule that would bar employers from imposing non-competition agreements on employees, independent contractors, volunteers, interns, and other workers. Not only would the proposed rule render such agreements void, it would also require employers to affirmatively retract any existing non-competition agreement. The rule would not apply to either non-solicitation agreements or non-competition…
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B&B Partner May Quoted In MLW Article

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly quoted B&B Partner Michaela May in a recent article about Moran v. Khalil, in which an Essex County jury awarded $2 million to a woman whose former employer and co-workers falsely accused her of theft in a complaint made to law enforcement. “I think it shows the at-will employment rule only goes so far,” May told Lawyers…
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