State Employment Benefits

Briefing Filed in Jouret's Employment Class Action

Earlier this week, I filed my clients’ appellate reply brief in the McHugh et al. v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts putative 7,700-member class action. A link to the brief is here: https://bit.ly/32A9W98

The case largely comes down to two core and important questions: First, is the Massachusetts doctrine of sovereign immunity constitutional? Second, should the largest employer in the state—the Commonwealth itself—be required to follow its own employment laws?

We hope to find out answers to both questions in the coming months.

Jouret Representing Putative 7,700-member Employment Class Action

We represent a putative class action of some 7,700 Massachusetts state employees wrongly and illegally denied benefits. We filed our appellate brief yesterday in the case. All workers, including state workers, deserve to be treated fairly.

MA SJC Rejects State Pension Forfeiture for Two Police Officers Convicted of Crimes

MA SJC Rejects State Pension Forfeiture for Two Police Officers Convicted of Crimes

In a decision issued January 18, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected the Massachusetts Appeals Court’s decisions in two cases involving pension forfeiture under G. L. c. 32, § 15 (4), which provides that no member of a public employee retirement system shall be entitled to a retirement allowance after conviction of a criminal offense involving a violation of the laws applicable to his or her office or position.