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Time to Revisit Your UST Protocols!

On July 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published final revisions to its Underground Storage Tank (“UST”) regulations. This publication represents the first time in 27 years that the EPA has significantly revised…more
| Environmental Law

RI Employers (Large and Small) Required to Accommodate Healthy Pregnant Workers and New Moms. No, FMLA Leave is Not Enough.

Last month, the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act was amended to require employers with 4 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and prospective employees with a “condition”. Such…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Rhode Island General Assembly Clarifies Intent of Foreclosure Mediation Law

In what can only be perceived as a response to a recent Superior Court decision, the Rhode Island General Assembly amended the applicability of the Foreclosure Mediation Law, R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-27-3.2, for the third time in as…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Hold the (cell) phone! NFL Lawsuit May Hinge on Spoliation

Across New England, armchair attorneys and quarterbacks alike are talking spoliation, discovery, and cell phones. With National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement of his decision on New England…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery

How Does The New Clean Water Rule Impact Your Business?

On June 29th, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (collectively, the “Agencies”) made waves when they published a new rule—the Clean Water Rule—clarifying and arguably expanding the types of…more
| Environmental Law

Does the Independent Contractor Statute Apply to Real Estate Salespersons?

A few months ago we wrote about a case awaiting decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) entitled Monell, et al. v. Boston Pads LLC, et al., SJC-11661, a case then on appeal from a decision of the Suffolk…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Owners and Developers Should Review Permits Now Before Time Runs Out

At the end of June, Governor Raimondo signed into law legislation that suspends the running and expiration of all development permits until June 30, 2016. This suspension further expands a permit toll that has been in place,…more
| Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Lending Industry Take Note: Federal Fair Housing Act Provides For Disparate-Impact Liability

The status quo stands, to a degree. By a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court has concluded that the federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) authorizes lawsuits not just for intentional discrimination, but for conduct taken…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

President Obama Announces Proposed Sweeping Change to Federal Overtime Law

On June 29, 2015, President Obama announced a Department of Labor rule change aimed at raising wages for up to five million people as soon as 2016. Currently, with some exceptions, Americans who make less than $23,660…more
| Labor & Employment Law Too Big to Fail: Supreme Court Once Again Upholds the Administration on ACA Challenge

Today's surprising decision from the Supreme Court accepted the government's argument: that a technical glitch cannot be allowed to undermine the fundamental purposes of the law, so the statute must be interpreted to provide…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Insurance

New Rhode Island Banking Regulations to Promote Uniformity

Rhode Island has repealed certain banking regulations and replaced them with new regulations in order to promote uniformity. Banking Regulations 98-14 “Licensees”, 98-14.1 “Lenders and Loan Brokers”, and 98-14.4 “Check Cashing”…more
| Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Massachusetts Sick Time - AG Amends Safe Harbor Provision

Attorney General Maura Healey has revised the "safe harbor" provision for the new sick leave law which is effective on July 1, 2015. The original safe harbor allowed employers who already provided at least 30 hours of paid…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Sick Leave Notice to Employees

As we have previously indicated, the Massachusetts Sick Leave law will go into effect on July 1, 2015. The Attorney General’s office recently published a safe harbor provision for employers who currently have a sick leave policy…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Holds That Parties May Consent to Adjudication by Bankruptcy Court of “Stern-Type” Claims

On May 26, 2015, the Supreme Court in Wellness Int’l Network, LTD v. Sharif answered one of the foremost questions left open after its decision in Stern v. Marshall – is it permissible for litigants in a Bankruptcy Court to…more
| Bankruptcy, Constitutional Law

United States Supreme Court Begrudgingly Extends Dewsnup Decision

United States Supreme Court Begrudgingly Extends Dewsnup Decision in Holding That Chapter 7 Debtors May Not Strip Off Wholly Unsecured Junior Mortgages in Bankruptcy - On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court, in a…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking
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