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A Road Map to Fairness By Elaine Reall, Esq. Managers, supervisors, and overworked HR professionals all face the specter of a sensitive workplace investigation from time to time. Allegations of […]

Sensible Move or Overreach? By Meaghan Murphy, Esq. and John Gannon, Esq. Non-compete agreements have long been the subject of intense debate. Some view them as a critical way to […]

The Decline of the Nuclear Family By Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Esq.   Historically, a nuclear family (also known as an elementary family, atomic family, cereal-packet family or conjugal family), was […]

Such a Move Could Bring Order to Cannabis Control Commission By Scott Foster, Esq. and Johannah Huynh For business and civic leaders in Springfield, the appointment in 2004 of the […]

Gainful Employment By Abby M. Warren, Esq. and Virginia E. McGarrity, Esq.   Whether you are picking up a well-respected periodical or a celebrity newsmagazine, you cannot avoid reading about […]

Firm Resolve Sean Buxton was talking about why he chose to join the Springfield-based law firm Bulkley Richardson, and what he’s found since he came on board not quite a […]

Challenging the Rule By Trevor Brice, Esq.   On April 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule banning non-competition agreements for all employees. While this action by […]

Prepare for Compliance By David A. Parke, Esq.   The new reporting rules that became effective Jan. 1, 2024, under the federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) now require many small […]

Unmarried Parents Are Still Parents By Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Esq.   More and more frequently, people are opting not to get married, but are still desirous of having children and […]

Walking a Fine Line By Trevor Brice, Esq.   As Massachusetts employers know, one of the best defenses to a discrimination or retaliation suit is to implement preventive measures. One […]

New Year, New Protections By John S. Gannon, Esq.   Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that provides businesses with guidance to be used […]

A Brave New Year By Lauren C. Ostberg, Esq. and Michael McAndrew, Esq.   Artificial intelligence — specifically, natural-language chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, and Watson — have been making headlines […]

Dispelling Medicaid Myths By Hyman G. Darling, Esq.   It seems like every day a client tells me they are going to protect their assets from long-term care expenses by […]

Guilty by Association By Trevor Brice, Esq. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or […]

Families Can Save Close to $100,000 Under New Rules By Hyman G. Darling, Esq.   At long last, Massachusetts has passed a law increasing the estate-tax exemption. Under the prior […]