By Robert P. Rudolph, Esq. and Adam J. Shafran, Esq. After several months of public hearings on the new Earned Sick Time Law, the regulations have been finalized.  Beginning July 1, 2015, Massachusetts employees have the right to earn one hour of sick leave for every thirty hours worked, up to forty hours per year.  […]

As reported by the The Boston Globe, NECN, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and other media outlets, Jonathon Friedmann and Adam Shafran recently obtained preliminary approval of a .5 Million class-action settlement involving 450 employees of Allied Waste Services of Massachusetts, LLC, a trash disposal company.

By Adam J. Shafran, Esq. Under Massachusetts law, employees who work more than six hours a day must be allowed at least thirty minutes unpaid time for a meal break. A violation of the meal time provision is subject to fines between $300 and $600.

When an employer decides to terminate an employee, it may begin a chain of events that can have serious implications on the organization and its reputation.  The terminated employee will likely experience a series of emotions ranging from disappointment to a deep and personal animus towards their former employer.  These feelings, among other factors, may […]

Rudolph Friedmann’s Ashley Green recently spoke with Matt Siegel on Kiss 108’s “Matty in the Morning” about former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction. Listen here:

Contractors who have participated in the public bidding process understand that there must be “strict compliance with the requirements of G.L. c. 149, §§ 44A-44L” or their bid may be rejected.  However, what happens if the Awarding Authority rejects a contractor’s bid because it believes the bid was submitted just a few seconds late?  What […]

ByAdam J. Shafran, Esq. As of January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Massachusetts will be increasing to $9.00/hr. The Commonwealth has instituted an aggressive minimum wage initiative to raise the minimum wage $1.00 each year to ultimately reach $11.00 an hour as of January 1st 2017. 

When there is a breach of certain types of contracts, the aggrieved party may seek the equitable remedy of specific performance, that is, a court order compelling the breaching party to undertake to perform or to complete performance of such party’s obligations under the contract.  Specific performance is available whenever the subject matter of the […]

Can an individual waive his or her right to file a lawsuit and provide a release before even participating in an event?  The answer to both questions is yes.

ByJocelyn J. Campbell Esq. It seems as if everyone wants to rent out their spare room for cash.  If you have ever wondered whether you could legally rent out an extra room or your entire house on a short term basis, this article is for you.   Recently we were asked by a client to assist […]


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