State Employment Benefits

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.