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Our attorneys stay on top of industry news and changes in the law. Besides keeping clients informed of emerging developments, we’re often asked to provide comments to the press. Check out our latest commentary, learn what we’re up to, and see what’s happening at the firm.

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  • March 30, 2020

    Alerts

    Congress Passes the CARES Act and the DOL Provides Updated FFCRA Guidance

    In response to the widespread, devastating impact of COVID-19 and resulting shuttering of or significant reduction in business, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, which became effective as of President Trump’s immediate signing into law.  The unprecedented legislation, which experts estimate will inject over $2 […]

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  • March 27, 2020

    Alerts

    Massachusetts Suspends State Permitting Deadlines

    On March 26, 2020, Governor Baker issued Executive Order No. 17 as part of his continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This order suspends or tolls deadlines related to permits being sought or pending before state permit agencies that report to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, such as the Massachusetts Department of […]

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  • March 27, 2020

    Alerts

    Tax Credits Offered to Employers Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) was signed into law on March 18,  The Act authorizes certain relief to businesses pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, including tax credits to employers to help offset the cost of wages to employees taking time off under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family […]

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  • March 23, 2020

    Alerts

    Massachusetts Temporarily Closes All Non-Essential Businesses

    On March 23, Governor Baker issued an order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “Covid-19 Essential Services” to close their brick-and-mortar operations at noon Tuesday, March 24 through noon on Tuesday, April 7, though they may continue to operate remotely. Exhibit A to the Order designates certain production and service sectors as […]

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  • March 23, 2020

    Alerts

    Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Regulations for Unemployment Insurance to Address the Impact of COVID-19

    Due to the widespread economic impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts businesses and employees alike, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) published emergency regulations to address the onslaught of new claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The purpose of these regulations is to ensure more flexibility in providing prompt financial assistance to employees unable to […]

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  • March 20, 2020

    Alerts

    Paid Sick Time and Leave Amid COVID-19

    As COVID-19 rapidly changes the economic landscape throughout the country, businesses and individuals are facing new and evolving challenges. To address these challenges, federal and state governments are quickly drafting laws and regulations that may affect employers of all sizes. On March 18, 2020, the federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the […]

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  • March 18, 2020

    Publications

    Current Recommendations to Accounting Firms During the Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic

    On March 18, 2020, Larry Casey’s article, “Current Recommendations to Accounting Firms During the Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic,” was published by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA). In the article, Larry outlines ways employers might handle the COVID-19 pandemic while remaining compliant with employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act […]

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  • March 16, 2020

    Firm Announcements

    COVID-19 Resources

    COVID-19 Update: Davis Malm Remains At Your Service

    As we face the global uncertainty created by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), providing continued legal services to our clients while protecting the health and well-being of Davis Malm’s employees are our top priorities. We are actively monitoring reports and updates, and taking proactive steps to help ensure the well-being of our community and maintain the […]

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  • February 24, 2020

    Publications

    Massachusetts Cannabis Law Resource and Information Guide

    Our Massachusetts Cannabis Law Resource and Information Guide is intended for use as a resource by business owners and operators, financial experts, investors, and service providers who operate – or are planning to operate – in the expanding and evolving marijuana marketplace.

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  • February 21, 2020

    Speaking Engagements

    Navigating the Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Maze

    On February 20, 2020 shareholder Rob Munnelly served as a panelist at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) CannaVest East Conference. The conference focused on cannabis investment for institutional investors and family offices. The panel, “Navigating the Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Maze” discussed today’s evolving federal laws regulating the recreational cannabis industry. Rob was joined […]

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