NLRB Adopts New Framework to Evaluate Whether a Workplace Policy is Lawful

By: Michelle De Oliveira and Greg Vanden-Eykel, Esq.

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new standard to evaluate whether employer workplace policies or rules infringe upon an employee’s rights to engage in concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the new burden-shifting framework, employers must ensure that […]

September 12th, 2023 - 1:57pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

14 Kenney & Sams Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists

Kenney & Sams is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys have been named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. […]

August 17th, 2023 - 8:00am|Categories: Announcements, Awards & Recognitions|

Michael Sams, Esq. Selected as 2023 “Go To Lawyer” for Construction

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has selected Michael Sams as a “Go To Lawyer” for Construction for 2023.

“Go To Lawyers” are nominated by colleagues and chosen by a panel from Lawyers Weekly. Nominees are an expert in their field, think creatively, have a record of success, and receive frequent referrals from other lawyers. The award began in 2020 […]

August 16th, 2023 - 3:26pm|Categories: Announcements, Awards & Recognitions|

J. Nathan Cole Selected To The Nominating Committee For The International Association Of Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting

J. Nathan Cole was asked by outgoing International Association of Defense Counsel (“IADC”) President, Mark Beebe, to serve on the Nominating Committee at this year’s IADC annual meeting in Waimea, Hawaii from July 9 – July 14, 2023.

The Nominating Committee is comprised of a chair and four members selected at the discretion of the sitting IADC President. Its purpose […]

August 8th, 2023 - 1:43pm|Categories: Announcements, Awards & Recognitions, General|

Michael P. Dickman’s Article Published to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Section Review

Attorney Michael P. Dickman’s article, “You’ve Got Mail! (And Unnecessary Stress): A Call For Relaxed Email Expectations In Legal Practice,” was published in the July/August 2023 edition of the Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review.

The article explores the present state of email communications in the legal profession.

Click here to read the full article.

August 4th, 2023 - 2:25pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Business Litigation|

Supreme Court of the United States Requires Employers to Reconsider Procedures for Handling Employee Requests for Religious Accommodations

By: Greg Vanden-Eykel, Esq.

Employers have long known of their obligation to allow an employee’s request for a religious accommodation in the workplace under certain circumstances.  However, those obligations have now changed, and employers face increased burdens when deciding whether to allow or deny these accommodation requests.

In Groff v. Dejoy, Postmaster General, […]

July 11th, 2023 - 11:10am|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

Kenney & Sams Announces Dave Viens As New Partner

K&S is pleased to welcome Dave Viens to the Firm as a Partner.

Dave is an experienced business/commercial litigator and counselor who advises companies and individuals on how to avoid unnecessary litigation, and navigates clients, when necessary, through complicated business disputes in state and federal courts.  Though often representing corporate clients and large property owners and developers, […]

July 5th, 2023 - 2:25pm|Categories: Announcements, General|

Kenney & Sams Partner J. Nathan Cole, Esq. has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star for 2023.

Kenney & Sams Partner J. Nathan Cole, Esq. has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star for 2023.

Now in its 22nd year of publication, The BTI Client Service All-Stars is the “gold standard used by corporate counsel and law firms alike to identify the attorneys delivering the absolute best levels of client service — better […]

June 27th, 2023 - 12:26pm|Categories: Awards & Recognitions, General|

How And When Might ChatGPT Disrupt The Legal Landscape?

By: Rachel J. Eisenhaure, Esq.

There is no doubt ChatGPT has the potential to change the legal profession.  The form that change will take is as yet unknown.

In considering the role that ChatGPT might play in litigation, there are two different roles to consider.  The first role, and the one most heavily discussed by others, is the role that it […]

June 16th, 2023 - 5:18pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Business Litigation|

Broad Confidentiality And Non-Disclosure Provisions Struck Down As Unlawful in McLaren Macomb, Drastically Changing The Legal Landscape

By: Michelle M. De Oliveira, Esq. and Herling Romero, Esq.

Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a groundbreaking decision, McLaren Macomb, in which it held that severance agreements with broad confidentiality and broad non-disparagement provisions violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by, among other things, unlawfully restricting employees’ rights to engage in concerted activity […]

June 16th, 2023 - 12:32pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|