Newsletters

June 01, 2015

New Earned Sick Time Law in MA

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.
May 01, 2015

Employers Must Re-Examine Accommodation Policies for Employees

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.
April 01, 2015

The Good Samaritan Protection for First Responders in CT is Not Absolute

Across the country, many brave individuals devote their careers or volunteer their time doing something that is vital to our communities: saving lives.
March 01, 2015

Grey Areas in CT Liquor Liability Laws Create Risks for Commercial Servers and Social Hosts

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.
February 01, 2015

RI Supreme Court Passes Up Chance to Revisit Controversial Ruling Expanding Liability for Recreational Use

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.