by Adam J. Shafran In February of 2017 Adam Shafran and Jonathon Friedmann appeared before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of over 200 employees from two of the nation’s largest environmental maintenance companies to argue an issue of first impression.

Lawyers are governed by ethical rules and standards which are set forth in the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct (“Rules”), as well as in substantive and procedural law. One of the Rules prohibits a lawyer from revealing “confidential information” relating to the representation of a client.

Adam Shafran and Robert Rudolph presented an employment webinar “Do This, Not That: Navigating Complex Legal Employment Issues in the Food and Beverage Industry” for the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) on February 15. Details about the webinar are below. If you were unable to attend, you can download the recorded webinar.

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce that Adam Shafran has been named partner. Adam is an experienced employment attorney who has counseled and litigated all aspects of the employment relationship. He has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages for his clients and has represented employees in unpaid wage claims arising from minimum wage violations, […]

Rudolph Friedmann is pleased to announce George Georgountzos joined the firm as an associate. George spent more than a dozen years as a sole practitioner focusing on civil litigation and residential conveyancing. A resident of Stoneham, George is active in local affairs and served on the Stoneham Finance & Advisory Board from 2010 to 2014, serving […]

by Robert P. Rudolph After a Massachusetts Superior Court jury returned a verdict in favor of the estate of a deceased sports pub patron in a wrongful death suit, the Appeals Court affirmed the judgment in favor of the estate and agreed that it was a question for the Court (not a question of fact […]

By Adam J. Shafran Class action waivers are becoming increasingly prevalent in employment contracts due to their ability to make it more difficult for employees to assert class action lawsuits against their employers. However, the question is – can employers reasonably expect a court to uphold such an agreement and require an employee to pursue […]

On November 10, 2016, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Leila Kern awarded $4 million to Rudolph Friedmann clients’ Sameer Sabir and his wife Nadda Siddiqui for the wrongful death of their infant daughter Remah Sabir. The civil case was filed against Remah’s Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, who was initially indicted for murder, after the criminal […]

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction on a nationwide basis enjoining the Department of Labor’s final rule updating and modernizing the overtime regulations (“Final Rule”). The Final Rule would have gone into effect on December 1, 2016. The Order was issued on November 22, 2016 in […]

An agency relationship arises when one person (a “principal”) indicates by written or spoken words or other conduct that another person (an “agent”) has authority to act on the principal’s behalf and the agent consents so to act. Apparent authority is the power held by an agent or other actor to commit a principal to […]


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