Making Lemonade Out of a Lemon – Recent Court Decision May Help Auto Buyers Recover Under the Massachusetts “Lemon Law”

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by Mark Taylor Rumson

The Massachusetts “Lemon Law,” G.L.c. 90, Section 7N ½, obligates an auto manufacturer or dealer to repair any “nonconformity” to express or implied warranties – in other words, any defect that substantially impairs a vehicle’s use, market value or safety – that arises within one year or 15,000 miles of the purchase of a new vehicle. Under the law, if the vehicle cannot be repaired after a “reasonable number of attempts,” the purchaser is entitled to a refund.

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Reminder: Important Wage & Hour Updates Effective January 1, 2020

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by Robert Rudolph

Massachusetts Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2020, the Massachusetts Minimum Wage will increase from $12.00 per hour to $12.75 per hour. The Massachusetts Minimum Wage will continue to increase in yearly increments until it reaches $15.00 per hour on January 1, 2023. In Massachusetts, all workers are presumed to be employees, and almost all workers must be paid at least the minimum wage.

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Authorized Employees? Form I-9 Non-Compliance Risks

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by Robert P. Rudolph

If you have worked in the United States, then you have (hopefully) filled out a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. The Form I-9, issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DOL”), is used to verify the identity and employment authorization for all persons hired for employment in the United States. Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, all U.S. employers are obligated to ensure proper completion of a Form I-9 for each individual employed and are exposed to criminal and civil sanctions for failing to do so.

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The Virtual Estate: How to Preserve Your Digital Assets

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by James Rudolph

You may have planned for your heirs to inherit your life savings, real estate assets, artwork, or even the box of photographs under your bed, but have you considered how you will handle your digital assets? Today, bank records are often entirely electronic, most correspondence is done through email or text message, and photographs are shared through digital albums on Facebook and Instagram, among other social media sites. With life increasingly being lived online, digital asset preservation should be addressed as part of your overall estate planning.

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Four Rudolph Friedmann Attorneys Selected as Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Two Attorneys as Rising Stars

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Rudolph Friedmann LLP is proud to announce that four attorneys at the firm have been selected as Massachusetts Super Lawyers and two attorneys as Rising Stars. Super Lawyers also named RF partner Jon Friedmann to its 2019 Top 100 Lists for Massachusetts and New England.

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