Chambers USA Recognizes Bowditch & Dewey’s Labor & Employment Attorneys as Among the Most Notable in Massachusetts

In early June, Chambers & Partners released the 2016 edition of its USA Guide, which ranks the best lawyers and law firms in the United States. Bowditch & Dewey is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized its Labor & Employment Practice Area as among the most notable in Massachusetts. In addition, the publication recognized Bowditch Labor & Employment attorney Tim Van Dyck as a leading lawyer in his field.

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What Colleges and Universities (and the Public) Can Learn From the Stanford Rape Case

Back in May-several weeks before the Stanford case became national news-local media covered a terrifying story of a student at Boston University who was sleeping in her dorm room, when she awoke to a stranger sexually assaulting her. When the woman demanded the stranger to stop, he allegedly refused, saying, “baby, you want some more.” […]

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WGBH On Campus Publishes “Opinion: NLRB Decision Opens Pandora’s Box” by Anthony Dragga and David Felper

WGBH On Campus published a post by Anthony Dragga and David Felper on August 26 covering a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that teaching and research assistants are to be defined as employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The decision, which grants higher education assistants the right to unionize, carries major implications for […]

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Newly Issued Guidance on Campaign-Related Activities for 501(c)(3) Institutions

Earlier this year, the American Council on Advocacy (ACE) issued a guidance document illustrating the “do’s” and “don’ts” of campaign-related activities by 503(c)(3) certified Colleges and Universities (“Institutions”). The document, titled “Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities,” is not legally binding or exhaustive, but lists examples of prohibited and acceptable conduct that […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Illogical Definition of “Sex Discrimination” Under Title VII

On July 28, 2016, the 7th Circuit became the latest circuit court to rule that Title VII does not bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, was the first to extensively address the “groundswell of questions” raised by the EEOC’s conflicting interpretation of “sex” discrimination under Title VII. […]

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