Louis Barr explains how in the recent case of Sutardja v. United States, the United States Court of Federal Claims ruled in favor of the IRS and confirmed that discounted stock options (the exercise price is less than the stock’s fair market...
Article setting forth what an employer needs to know regarding a permissible social media policy and what its employees can safely "post" to a social media site without the risk of termination.
This article discusses the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's ruling recognizing a confidential relationship between co-workers and privileged communications between them, which the SJC termed "work spouses".
This article briefly discusses the importance of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for startups, and identifies some key issues that should be addressed by a comprehensive policy
Acquisition is an endpoint for many startups, and many of those grant stock options to employees. This article briefly discusses some of the options for how stock option plans can be treated in the event of an acquisition.
This article discusses the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling regarding new standards for executing an enforceable worker's waiver of the Massachusetts Wage Act.
Is there really a need for a law to prohibit employers from asking employees and job applicants for the passwords to their personal Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts? It would seem so, from the sheer number of state legislatures which are...
This article examines the basics of the Family Medical Leave Act and what it means for businesses.
This article briefly discusses the new proposal, written by the authors of last year's non-compete bill, to change Massachusetts non-compete laws, which is soon to be introduced into the state legislature.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has suggested that some criminal background checks, and the manner in which they are administered, may be discriminatory and violate Title VII. This article examines how a criminal...