February 2021
News & Updates
Top Cases of 2020 and Cases to Watch in 2021
Our “Top Five to Ten” List of Important Recent and Upcoming Cases

As we turn the page on 2020, we offer a brief look back at several significant employment decisions over the past year. Read more and check out our list of top cases to watch in 2021.
Thought Leadership
One Year and Counting: Employee Rights in a Post-COVID Workplace

One year into the pandemic, life feels as uncertain as ever. This uncertainty extends to questions about employee rights and protections in the workplace. Some new rights have come to be or may be on the horizon, and other existing rights have been illuminated. However, across the spectrum of employee rights and protections, there are still major gaps. Read more.
Non-Competition Agreements: The Material Change Doctrine is Alive and Well

For years now, it seems that every annual “hot topics & trends” list within the legal and business community has included restrictive covenants and non-competition reform in one form or another. In certain jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, legislatures have enacted specific statutory reforms, generally viewed as being more employee-friendly. Read more.
Sherin and Lodgen News and Accolades
Sherin and Lodgen Employment Law Department named to the 2021 Benchmark Litigation list

Sherin and Lodgen’s Employment Group was ranked as a leading firm for Labor & Employment in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Read more.
Sherin and Lodgen named to 2021 “Best Law Firms” lists by U.S.
News – Best Lawyers

Sherin and Lodgen received national and Boston market rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2021 edition of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings are recognized for professional excellence and have persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. View Sherin and Lodgen's full list here.
Sherin and Lodgen welcomes new associate to Employment Law Department

Sherin and Lodgen is pleased to announce the addition of Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber as an associate in the firm's Employment Department. She represents individuals in all aspects of employment negotiations and litigation, including discrimination, wage and hour disputes, retaliation, and wrongful termination.
Nancy S. Shilepsky appointed Employee Co-Chair of the ABA’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee

Nancy S. Shilepsky has been appointed to a three-year term as Employee Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee. As Co-Chair, Nancy will participate in the Committee’s efforts to study and report on current developments in foreign labor relations law and employment practices, particularly those affecting U.S. executives working abroad and foreign executives working in the U.S. abroad.
Brian J. MacDonough presents at International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers Virtual Conference

Brian J. MacDonough spoke at the International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers (IFSEA) second annual conference on “Risk, Reward & Reputation Management Issues for Senior Executives & Founders.” Brian served as a panelist for the breakout session, “Global Mobility, Travel and Immigration Issues for Senior Executives,” held virtually on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber presents latest in Dana-Farber’s EMBRACE Metastatic Breast Cancer Virtual Forum Series

Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber gave a presentation as part of Dana-Farber’s EMBRACE Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Virtual Forum Series on January 6, 2021. During her presentation, titled “Working with MBC: Know Your Rights,” Gavi explained the legal rights that people with MBC – as people living with a disability – have in their employment and strategies for accessing those rights while protecting their jobs. Watch Gavi’s presentation on-demand.
David I. Brody speaks at BBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section Webinar

David I. Brody spoke at the Boston Bar Association’s (BBA) Labor and Employment Section webinar, "Show Me the Money: A Beginner's Guide to Wage and Hour Laws," on Friday, January 29, 2021. As part of the BBA’s “Friday Fundamentals,” the virtual program offered perspectives regarding the interpretation and compliance with both state and federal wage and hour laws.
Upcoming Events
March 6, 2021
MCLE's "How to Conduct an Internal Harassment &
Bullying Investigation:
The 60-Minute Lawyer"
with David I. Brody (panelist).
March 10, 2021
MBA's "Challenges, Benefits and Tips for Remote Mediations or Arbitrations in Labor and Employment Disputes,"
with David I. Brody (panelist). Register here.
Sherin and Lodgen Employment Department
Sherin and Lodgen’s Employment Law Department represents
executives, professionals, and business clients across a wide range of industries,
providing counseling, negotiations, and complex litigation services.
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