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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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.

by Adam Shafran On May 8, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued what will likely be its most important employment-related decision of the year in the matter of Sullivan v. Sleepy’s LLC. In Sleepy’s, a decision that will impact all retail employers in the Commonwealth, the SJC held that retail employers may not use […]

by George Georgountzos Now that the recreational use of marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, employers must adopt new policies to ensure safety and productivity in the workplace while respecting the rights of individuals to consume products that are legal. A recent arbitration action that is working its way through the system outlines the challenges faced […]

Jim Rudolph, managing partner of Rudolph Friedmann LLP, has been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the Construction Law practice area. With this distinction, Jim ranks in the top five percent of private practice attorneys nationwide.

by Mark Taylor Rumson, Esq. An old adage that hardy New Englanders have grown up hearing holds that if you do not like the weather conditions around here, “just wait a day or two and they will change.” A recently issued Massachusetts Superior Court decision has called into question a legal doctrine that has long […]

This case involves a dispute between a borrower, a purported lender and the purported lender’s funder regarding a commercial loan, and the aftermath caused by the borrower’s default on the loan. The borrower brought claims against the purported lender and the lender’s funder, for unfair business practices and violation of the Massachusetts anti-usury statute. RF […]

by Jocelyn Campbell The title is a play on my favorite television show “Maine Cabin Masters.” There is a clip shown at the beginning of the show, where Chase, the fearless leader, is sitting on a large rock and he yells out “Cabin Masters Unite!” as if to summon his workers from the Maine woods. […]

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