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In-House Advisor’s Renee Inomata Included in The Best Lawyers in America for the Second Consecutive Year!

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For the second year in a row, my In-House Advisor co-publisher, Renee Inomata, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for the Employment Law – Management category. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys throughout the country voted on the legal abilities of other… Continue Reading

In-House Advisor’s Renee Inomata Included in The Best Lawyers in America

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Please join me in congratulating my In-House Advisor co-publisher, Renee Inomata, for being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the Employment Law – Management category. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 52,000 leading attorneys throughout the country voted on the legal abilities of… Continue Reading

Using Unpaid Interns May be Illegal

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As summer approaches, many companies will face the tempting invitation from students to work “for free” as interns.  While some companies may consider jumping at the chance to enhance their workforce without incurring the costs of compensation, health insurance and other benefits of being an employee, as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District… Continue Reading

Work Spouse Privilege Ruling Reversed!

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In a stunning turn of events, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has reversed its April 1 ruling in Ayeprel v. Phules, on which I reported yesterday.  In an extremely short opinion, the Court simply said, “We reverse our ruling that adopted the so-called ‘work spouse privilege’ and hope that everyone had a happy Ayeprel Phules Day.”… Continue Reading

“Work Spouse Privilege” Recognized by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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In a closely watched case, Ayeprel v. Phules, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts formally recognized that confidential communications between so-called “work spouses” may be privileged.  The 5-4 decision makes Massachusetts the first state in the country to adopt such a privilege.  The genesis of this ruling dates back to 2008, when Marcus Ayeprel was… Continue Reading