New Massachusetts Employee Leave Laws on the Horizon

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by Adam Shafran

On June 28, as part of a comprehensive new employee wage and benefits initiative, Massachusetts adopted an expansive paid family and medical leave law that substantially expands the job protection rights of nearly all workers throughout Massachusetts. While the details are still coming out, the following are the basic points of this new law:

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Managing Partner Jim Rudolph Selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America

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Jim Rudolph has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA). The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law and related fields. Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels.

Caution to Employers: When Paid Administrative Leave Constitutes Unlawful Retaliation

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by Robert P. Rudolph

A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts indicates that, depending on the circumstances, the longtime practice of placing an employee on paid administrative leave during an investigation may constitute a materially adverse employment action sufficient to establish a claim for unlawful retaliation.

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Adam Shafran and Robert Rudolph Present New Developments in Employment Law on June 12

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HR professionals face challenging and complicated employee problems on a daily basis. Knowing what to do, when to do it and how to do it can be difficult — and missteps can result in costly litigation.

Join Rudolph Friedmann attorneys Adam Shafran and Robert Rudolph for this informative and interactive roundtable and get updates on the latest legal developments in employment law.

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Buying or Selling a Boat: What You Need to Know

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by James L. Rudolph

When you buy or sell a boat, there are plenty of legal issues and potential complications, not unlike when you buy or sell a home. In fact, some boat transactions are more complicated than home purchases, as they can involve local, state and federal regulations.

Furthermore, if you want to finance or insure your boat, you will discover that lenders and insurers have additional requirements beyond those of regulators. That is why it makes sense to enlist the support of qualified professionals who can assist you with significant boat transactions. You should be prepared to deal with all of the following issues.

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