Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

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Providence, Rhode Island 02903–7104, United States

Contact: Laura Pedrick

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Massachusetts Officially Provides Paternity Leave!

On his last day in office, Governor Patrick signed Senate Bill 865, the so-called Parental Leave Act (“Parental Leave”), which amends the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (“MMLA”) to provide unpaid leave to all eligible…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Mortgage Foreclosure Ordinances Preempted by Existing State Law

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the “SJC”) recently decided that two mortgage foreclosure ordinances adopted by the City of Springfield were preempted by existing state law. In Easthampton Savings Bank v. City of…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Tom Brady: Give Malcolm that Truck!

I am not much of a true football fan. I have little interest in Monday night games, player stats, or the draft. But as a true New Englander, in support of my family and friends who love the Patriots, I’ll always make a point to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Changes Affecting Massachusetts Credit Union Branching

On January 7, 2015, former Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation permitting Massachusetts credit unions to establish branches in the other five New England states and New York, subject to certain limitations and…more
| Finance & Banking

Employers: Be Ready for a Union Ambush

On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule regarding representation case procedures to become effective on April 14, 2015. In doing so, the NLRB sought to update its rules to better…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Review Your Estate Plan in 2015

Each year, at this time, we remind our clients of the importance of keeping their estate plan up to date. Estate planning goals change over the years for many reasons, including the birth, marriage, death or disability of a…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Employers - Be Prepared to Revise Your Email Policies

It’s official; the longstanding rule of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that employees have no statutory right to use work email for communications with each other regarding unionizing activities has changed. On…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Resolve Whether the FHA Provides for Disparate Impact Liability.

A major change to federal law governing mortgage lending may be on the horizon. On October 2, 2014, the United States Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) not only imposes liability for…more
| Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Reduce Filing Fees

Effective January 17, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reducing filing fees for new U.S. trademark applications filed and processed electronically from $325 to $275 per class (and as low as $225 if certain strict…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

New Requirements Regarding Flood Insurance in Massachusetts

On July 23, 2014 , Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Further Regulating Flood Insurance”, effective November 20, 2014. Links to the Act and to “Frequently Asked Questions” prepared by the Massachusetts Division of…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Major Challenge to Federal Health Reform

Are Employers in the 34 States Without Exchanges Subject to Penalties? - Despite the fact that there is no longer any disagreement in the lower courts, the Supreme Court on Friday, November 7, 2014, made the unusual and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Massachusetts Voters Pass Mandatory Paid Sick Time - updated

Massachusetts Ballot Question 4 on mandatory sick leave passed. This change to the law makes Massachusetts one of only a few states that requires paid sick time. Under the law, employers with 11 or more employees are required…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Mandatory Paid Sick Time in Massachusetts?

As we prepare to go to the voting polls on November 4, one issue attracting attention from smaller employers is Ballot Question 4 on mandatory sick leave. This proposed change to the law would make Massachusetts one of only a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Massachusetts Guardianship Law

On January 1, 2015, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJ) takes effect in Massachusetts…more
| Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Asset Protection for Inherited IRAs

Owners of large retirement accounts may be lulled into complacency concerning the asset protection available to these special assets. The funds which you (and perhaps also your employer through a matching program) have…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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