Insights on Massachusetts Landmark Equal-Pay Legislation from RPL Associate Ethan Krasnoo

This month, the Massachusetts legislature passed landmark equal-pay legislation, making it the first state to ban the common practice of employers asking job applicants for their salary histories. Bill S.2119 189th, also known as “An Act to establish pay equity,” is being hailed as “the most robust equal pay law in the country,”* and requires employers to pay workers of different genders the same wages, including benefits and other compensation,…

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RPL Congratulates Client Molly Bernstein on Film Forum Opening of “An Art That Nature Makes”

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP congratulates client Molly Bernstein on the opening of her newest film, An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell, at Film Forum.  The film has earned the designation of New York Times Critics’ Pick and has received glowing reviews from numerous industry publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire, and Art News. Ms. Bernstein, a client of Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, offers viewers a stunning portrait…

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RPL Partner Nicole S. Page on Life Rights in Realscreen Online

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole S. Page shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject in “Life Rights — It’s Complicated.” To read the article on Realscreen.com, click here. “In order to obtain access to and cooperation from subjects as well as to avoid lawsuits alleging defamation, misappropriation of likeness, infliction of emotional distress or other claims, it is sometimes necessary to secure…

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RPL Partner Larry Brocchini Provides Overview of Landmark Federal Trade Secrets Act

Recently, Congress enacted, and President Obama signed, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”), the first comprehensive federal trade secrets legislation.  This landmark legislation provides a federal civil remedy for the misappropriation of trade secrets, thereby allowing trade secret owners to protect their innovations and seek redress in federal court—as owners of copyrights, patents and trademarks have already been able to—when violations of their rights occur. Unlike other types…

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Morgan Stanley Motion to Dismiss Denied in Whistleblower Suit

For immediate release: Morgan Stanley Motion to Dismiss Denied in Whistleblower Suit Bank Must Face Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley Claims for Firing Brokers in 2011 July 14, 2016, New York, NY – Yesterday, a judge in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York denied Morgan Stanley’s Motion to Dismiss a $20 million suit brought by two former employees, Jamie Feldman-Boland and James Boland.  The Plaintiffs, a…

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Recent Ruling Extending DMCA Safe Harbor Protections to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently handed down a critical copyright decision for online service providers such as defendant, Vimeo LLC, that operate websites on which members can post videos of their own creation, which are then accessible to the public at large.  That ruling extends a safe harbor protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) to pre-1972 sound recordings posted on sites…

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Will You Be Prepared In Time for the New Overtime Rules?

By Deena R. Merlen The United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) recently issued an updated rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) that will have a tremendous impact on employers and employees across the country.  For information on which employers and employees are covered by the FLSA, click here. The FLSA generally obligates employers to pay their employees at least minimum wage, and, with respect to employees who…

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RPL Partner Nicole S. Page Featured in Realscreen Magazine

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole S. Page was featured in the May/June 2016 issue of Realscreen magazine, a leading film and television industry publication.  Her article, titled “Life Rights — It’s Complicated,” shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject.  To read the full article, click here.

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