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“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.

“US Department of Labor to Aggressively Pursue Misclassification Matters”
October 2014

Drew W. Colby
Michael A. Gamboli

Employers have many ways of getting into trouble. We hope that after reading this you will avoid one of them; namely, misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

“Asset Protection for Inherited IRAs”
October 2014

Owners of large retirement accounts may be lulled into complacency concerning the asset protection available to these special assets.

“Harsh & Costly Lesson from Unilateral Use of E-Discovery Tools”
September 2014

Paul M. Kessimian
Christopher M. Wildenhain

As technological developments have greatly expanded the world of available information, the cost of harvesting electronically stored information (ESI) has risen exponentially.

“Health Reform News”
September 2014

Michael A. Gamboli
Alicia J. Samolis

In a surprising reversal, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia yesterday granted request by the federal government to have its full 11-judge bench re-hear the case on whether the government

“Don't Ask Unless You Tell: Most Charities Need to Register Before Soliciting Contributions”
August 2014

David J. Pellegrino

Most nonprofit organizations need charitable donations to survive and thrive.

“Dueling Districts on Major Challenge to Federal Health Reform”
July 2014

Michael A. Gamboli
Alicia J. Samolis

In two highly technical and comprehensive rulings out July 22, 2014, two federal districts came to opposite conclusions on a key remaining challenge to federal health reform.

“New Statutory Elective Share for Surviving Spouses in Rhode Island”
July 2014

A surviving spouse’s rights and interests to assets of a deceased spouse have been clarified and expanded by a new spousal “elective share” statute in Rhode Island (R.I.G.L. § 33-28-1 et. seq.).

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