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“Employers - Be Prepared to Revise Your Email Policies”
January 2015

Michael A. Gamboli

It’s official; the longstanding rule of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that employees have no statutory right to use work email for communications with each other regarding unionizing activities has changed.

“Make a New Year’s Resolution to Review Your Estate Plan in 2015”
January 2015

Each year, at this time, we remind our clients of the importance of keeping their estate plan up to date.

“U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Resolve Whether the FHA Provides for Disparate Impact Liability”
December 2014

David J. Pellegrino
Christopher M. Wildenhain

A major change to federal law governing mortgage lending may be on the horizon. On October 2, 2014

“U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Reduce Filing Fees”
December 2014

John E. Ottaviani

Effective January 17, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reducing filing fees for new U.S. trademark applications filed and processed electronically from $325 to $275 per class (and as low as $225 if certain strict requirements can be met)

“New Requirements Regarding Flood Insurance in Massachusetts”
November 2014

Christopher J. Currier

On July 23, 2014 , Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Further Regulating Flood Insurance”

“U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Major Challenge to Federal Health Reform”
November 2014

Kimberly I. McCarthy
Michael A. Gamboli
Alicia J. Samolis

Despite the fact that there is no longer any disagreement in the lower courts, the Supreme Court on Friday, November 7, 2014, made the unusual and highly unexpected move of agreeing to rule on a key challenge to federal health reform.

“Massachusetts Voters Pass Mandatory Paid Sick Time”
November 2014

Michael A. Gamboli

Massachusetts Ballot Question 4 on mandatory sick leave passed. This change to the law makes Massachusetts one of only a few states that requires paid sick time.

“New Retainage Law”
October 2014

Drew W. Colby

Massachusetts has enacted a law designed to address retainage abuses. This short article highlights some of the most salient points.

“Mandatory Paid Sick Time in Massachusetts?”
October 2014

Michael A. Gamboli

As we prepare to go to the voting polls on November 4, one issue attracting attention from smaller employers is Ballot Question 4 on mandatory sick leave.

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