Massachusetts’ new earned “sick time” law takes effect on July 1, 2015. The new law requires employers with 11 or more employees to grant their employees, full or part-time, the right to accrue paid sick leave up to 40 hours per year.
There has been a flurry of activity recently in the area of workplace accommodations, both regarding individuals who suffer from a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as individuals who are pregnant.
As society confronts the tragic consequences of drunk driving, legislators and courts continue to struggle to define the circumstances under which restaurants, bars and social hosts may be held liable for damages caused by intoxicated patrons or guests.
After issuing a controversial 2010 decision which dramatically increased the potential exposure of landowners for injuries to recreational users – and possibly to trespassers as well – the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently declined to revisit the issues when the case came before the Court for a second time.