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Harvard Club to Pay Its Wait Staff $4 Million

September 24, 2012

A dispute over how guest charges were characterized by the Harvard Club of Boston has cost it $4 million, the result of settling a class-action lawsuit filed by its servers. The Harvard Club pays its servers well over minimum wage and many times more than the lower tip-credit minimum wage that most restaurants pay their … Read more

SJC Rules the First Amendment’s “Ministerial Exception” to Anti-discrimination laws applies to Religious Education Teacher

September 21, 2012

We live in a different country. The First Amendment protects religious institutions from government interference and, in the case of Temple Emanuel Newton v. TheMassachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, prevents a religious education teacher from bringing a claim under the state and federal antidiscrimination laws against the religious institution that employed her. In many ways, the … Read more