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  • May 27, 2020

    Publications

    Davis Malm Attorneys Serve as Contributing Authors for ILN’s Labor Group Paper on Paid Leave

    Emily Crowley and Tamsin Kaplan served as contributing authors to the International Lawyers Network’s (ILN) Labor Group Paper on paid leave. This collaborative electronic guide, prepared by ILN member firms in 20 jurisdictions around the world, offers answers to the question, “Are employees entitled to paid leave due to COVID-19?.” In the guide, Attorneys Crowley and […]

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  • May 26, 2020

    Speaking Engagements

    Intellectual Property

    IoT, Big Data, AI and…What?…the Feds?

    On May 7, 2020, Dave Powsner moderated a panel for MIT Enterprise Forum’s (MITEF) Connected Things 2020: WFH Edition. The panel, “IoT, Big Data, AI and…What?…the Feds?,” discussed the competitive advantages and dangers of IoT, Big Data and AI, and whether now is the time for federal intervention in companies that harness them. MITEF’s Connected […]

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  • May 22, 2020

    Publications

    Massachusetts Debt Collection Ban Reversed: HOAs Can Resume Collection Actions

    In May 2020, “Massachusetts Debt Collection Ban Reversed: HOAs Can Resume Collection Actions” by Sandy Moskowitz and Courtney Simmons was published in New England Condominium. In the article, Sandy and Courtney discuss the implication of a recent ruling in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on condominium collections. In their decision, the court issued an order prohibiting […]

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  • May 20, 2020

    Speaking Engagements

    Reopening Your Business in the Age of Coronavirus

    On Wednesday, May 20, Emily Crowley served as a panelist at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly webinar, “Reopening Your Business in the Age of Coronavirus.” Emily and fellow panelists covered a wide range of topics, including: How to ensure your workplace is ready for employees to return; Best practices for employee communication; What to do if […]

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  • May 19, 2020

    Alerts

    Massachusetts Businesses Get the Green Light to Open

    On May 18, 2020, Governor Baker and his administration unveiled the findings of the Reopening Advisory Board and the details of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan (the Plan).  The Plan contains four phases, each of which will last a minimum of three weeks and possibly longer depending on where the public health data stands at each […]

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  • May 14, 2020

    Alerts

    EEOC Provides Guidance for Businesses and Individuals as Workplaces Plan to Reopen

    As businesses and individuals navigate the challenges of returning to work in the COVID-19 era, the federal agency responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination laws, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has issued valuable guidance addressing employers’ and employees’ rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA). The guidance, which the EEOC routinely updates, […]

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  • May 13, 2020

    Publications

    What Financial Advisors Need to Know About Tax Relief Provisions Under the CARES Act

    On May 7, 2020, Richard Hindlian‘s article, “What Financial Advisors Need to Know About Tax Relief Provisions Under the CARES Act” was published by Financial Advisor. The article outlines the ta relief provisions of the CARES Act that will likely dominate the advice that financial advisors give to clients in the coming months, such as retirement plan […]

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  • May 12, 2020

    Publications

    How Small Businesses Can Navigate Paid Sick Time and Leave Amid COVID-19

    On May 11, 2020, the article, “How Small Businesses Can Navigate Paid Sick Time and Leave Amid COVID-19” by Emily Crowley was published by SmallBizDaily. The article outlines some of the laws and regulations that are being enacted in order to address the new and evolving challenges small businesses are facing in the midst of COVID-19. Read […]

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  • May 12, 2020

    Publications

    Massachusetts: Current Issues in the Legal Cannabis Industry

    On May 11, 2020, Rob Munnelly‘s article, “Massachusetts: Current Issues in the Legal Cannabis Industry” was published by Marijuana Venture. In the article, Rob outlines the serious challenges that adult-use cannabis businesses are facing in the state, including the impact of COVID-19, the licensing process, and municipal authorizations. Read the article in Marijuana Venture.

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  • May 8, 2020

    Alerts

    Massachusetts Debt Collection Ban Stricken Down

    In a decision with implications for condominium collections in Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on May 6, 2020 issued an order prohibiting the State Attorney General from enforcing parts of the March 27 emergency regulations restricting consumer debt collections during the COVID-19 state of emergency.  As discussed in our April 7, 2020 client […]

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