CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Grillo's Pickles

If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.

Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Luca + Danni

Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion.
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        Anticipating COVID Vaccine, Employers Ponder Best Course

        Employers are beginning to contemplate if they should require employees to take the COVID vaccine, once it’s developed. PS&H partner, Alicia Samolis, was asked recently to give her thoughts on this arising dilemma that employers face. Her insights are featured in a recent Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly article titled, Anticipating COVID Vaccine, Employers Ponder Best Course.

        In general, employers can mandate the vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). “[T]he number one legal consideration when it comes to vaccines are the exemptions allowed for disabilities or religious beliefs”, Alicia said, referring to the requirement that employers grant disability and religious accommodations under Title VII.

        Another aspect that employers need to consider is that a mandate could be risky as it may cause resistance and frustration among employees. In the article, Alicia expresses her concern about the prospect of the potential unionization of unhappy employees. “Even if an employer has been told they can do this, any time you have a group of employees who feel strongly about something, such as wearing masks, coming into the office, or vaccinations, you run the risk of them unionizing,” Alicia said. “And from an employer’s perspective, that is among the worst things that can happen.”

        With constantly evolving issues that employers need to consider, Alicia also points out that it is difficult to predict what will happen when a vaccine becomes available.

        “If there’s one thing we know about COVID, things change rapidly, so it’s hard to predict what might happen.”

        The full article as published in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, can be viewed here. (Subscription required)

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