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Outsmart the Pending Changes to the Overtime Law with Advance Planning
November 2015

Alicia J. Samolis
Michael A. Gamboli
Jennifer L. Luzzi

In June we alerted you to the fact that the Department of Labor (“DOL”) was planning to increase the minimum weekly salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for an exemption from overtime.

Recent Legislation Brings Rhode Island out of the Past and into the Present in the Area of Adult Guardianships
October 2015

On July 10, 2015, Rhode Island enacted significant legislation to address the ever-growing reality of incapacitated adults (persons having attained age eighteen) who need a guardian but spend time in more than one state.

Time to Revisit Your UST Protocols!
August 2015

On July 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published final revisions to its Underground Storage Tank (“UST”) regulations.

RI Employers (Large and Small) Required to Accommodate Healthy Pregnant Workers and New Moms. No, FMLA Leave is Not Enough.
August 2015

Alicia J. Samolis

Last month, the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act was amended to require employers with 4 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and prospective employees with a “condition”.

Hold the (cell) phone! NFL Lawsuit May Hinge on Spoliation
July 2015

Travis J. McDermott

Across New England, armchair attorneys and quarterbacks alike are talking spoliation, discovery, and cell phones.

Rhode Island General Assembly Clarifies Intent of Foreclosure Mediation Law
July 2015

David J. Pellegrino

In what can only be perceived as a response to a recent Superior Court decision, the Rhode Island General Assembly amended the applicability of the Foreclosure Mediation Law, R.I. Gen.

How Does The New Clean Water Rule Impact Your Business?
July 2015

On June 29th, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (collectively, the “Agencies”) made waves when they published a new rule—the Clean Water Rule

“Owners and Developers Should Review Permits Now Before Time Runs Out”
July 2015

At the end of June, Governor Raimondo signed into law legislation that suspends the running and expiration of all development permits until June 30, 2016.

“Lending Industry Take Note: Federal Fair Housing Act Provides For Disparate-Impact Liability”
July 2015

Christopher M. Wildenhain
David J. Pellegrino

The status quo stands, to a degree. By a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court has concluded that the federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) authorizes lawsuits not just for intentional discrimination

“President Obama Announces Proposed Sweeping Change to Federal Overtime Law”
June 2015

Michael A. Gamboli

On June 29, 2015, President Obama announced a Department of Labor rule change aimed at raising wages for up to five million people as soon as 2016.

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