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Given the effects of Covid-19, the commercial real estate market has been interesting for commercial landlords and tenants alike. Landlords and tenants are both trying to evaluate the immediate and long-term future of their leased premises. Many landlords and tenants are taking advantage of the current market in an effort to better their long-term positions […]

The firm is pleased to announce James Rudolph has been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law and Construction Law. Best Lawyers has been recognizing legal excellence for over three decades and is regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. Best Lawyers compiles […]

The firm is pleased to announce Robert Rudolph has been included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch for his work in Labor and Employment Law – Employee. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the […]

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) was enacted by Congress in 1986 as a response to the emergence of computer crimes. Oftentimes in the employment situation when an employee leaves there is a claim that the employee took computerized materials with them and violated the CFAA. The United States Supreme Court recently narrowed the […]

A Superior Court judge has ruled that an individual injured in an automobile accident can bring a claim for negligent entrustment against a mother whose disabled adult son allegedly caused the crash. The mother and her son, who suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—for which he took medication, were […]

The COVID pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives. Our workplaces, schools, religious institutions, social venues and restaurants have adapted to meet social distancing requirements in efforts to limit the possibility of the spread of the virus. Courts have been particularly affected because shutdowns, remote staff, and in-person limitations have slowed the administrative work […]

The departure of key employees can be quite damaging to a business’ bottom line. It is not surprising that businesses go to great lengths and spend significant sums of money to keep those employees. Sometimes, those lengths take the form of additional pay and benefits to the key employee. In other instances, the measures take […]

Every employer is well advised to have a written employee handbook consisting of a written compilation of rules, standards and policies governing the management of the employer’s human resources. Employers should carefully consider their business, legal, employee relations and general objectives for creating an employee handbook, and then treat it as a living document, conducting […]

In the current age of global pandemics and unprecedented economic instability, many employers and employees find themselves stressed to the maximum. A recent decision by a Federal Appeals Court that an employer did not discriminate against an employee by firing her for misconduct she attributed to post-traumatic stress disorder has shed some new light on […]

Laws permitting the medicinal use of marijuana were enacted in Massachusetts in 2012 and on July 1, 2018, recreational marijuana was legalized. The Commonwealth’s evolving law governing marijuana usage presents profound challenges for Massachusetts employers seeking to protect their customers, employees and themselves. This article will briefly examine some of the current trends in marijuana […]

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