ASK WHEN YOU LEARN OSHA standards for COVID 19, updated on May 19, 2020, uses reporting requirements to turn employers into investigators of their own jobsites.  The employer must use reasonable efforts to reach conclusions on the questions – Has the pandemic visited your worksite? Was the employee’s COVID work-related? OSHA (the Federal Department of… Read More


Massachusetts case clarifies standards for when insurers must offer reasonable settlements. Chiulli vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Mass App Ct (2020) See my earlier post on the same issue in another decision www.silverlakelegal.com/bad-faith-only-if-all-other-insurers-would-have-settled/ FACTS Disagreement over a barstool led to a fight just outside the bar. Chiulli one of the battlers, got badly hurt and sued… Read More


Retaliatory firing deprived worker of commissions that ripened later but legal penalties tripled the entire sum. Massachusetts SJC Parker v EnterNOC, Inc. (2020) FACTS Parker made a base salary and commissions working for EnterNOC marketing energy efficiency services. Parker made a $20M sale to occur over 5 years but only the first year was guaranteed,… Read More