By Madeline M. Ursini and Amy T.M. Oakley The IRS recently issued proposed regulations describing rules for eligible taxpayers that may now elect to transfer certain clean energy credits to unrelated third parties under Section 6418 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) enacted under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The clean energy tax incentive market...

By Morgan E. Hedly and Michael A. Gamboli The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a new rule (the “New Rule”) on January 9, 2024, defining “independent contractor” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Effective March 11, 2024, the rule returns to a six-factor test that asks whether, as a matter of economic reality,...

By Alicia J. Samolis, Sean M. Fontes, and Michael A. Gamboli Have you updated your policies for 2024 yet?  If not, chances are you are violating the law.  Here are some recent changes all employers should consider: NLRA DISCLAIMERS. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was busy this year issuing new requirements for handbook policies,...

By Amy Oakley and Madeline Ursini On October 24, 2023, representatives of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released their final rule with respect to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which is intended to strengthen and modify current regulations (Community Reinvestment Act Final Rule). Per the most recent update, which will...

By Lawrence J. Sheh, Elizabeth O. Manchester, Brian J. Reilly, and Madeline M. Ursini Beginning on January 1, 2024, the vast majority of new and existing business entities will become subject to beneficial ownership information reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act and its related rules and regulations (collectively, the “CTA”). The CTA requires certain...

By Morgan E. Hedly and Michael A. Gamboli Recent amendments to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law now allow employees to use accrued paid leave, such as sick time, vacation time and personal days, to supplement PFML benefits at any time during leave.  The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has...

Partridge Snow & Hahn is thrilled to announce the firm’s inclusion in more than a dozen categories in the 2024 Best Law Firms rankings by Best Lawyers®. The firm is ranked in Rhode Island as follows: Tier 1 : Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation – Labor and Employment Public Finance Law Tier 2 : Antitrust Law...

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