Month: August 2018

Ten Considerations When Negotiating Your Restaurant Construction Contract

Opening a restaurant is an exciting time, but an owner must take care while negotiating the construction contract to protect itself and anticipate the key issues that may arise during the project. Below are ten issues to consider when drafting and negotiating your construction contract. 1. Avoid cost-plus contracts. Cost-plus contracts should be avoided for…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, At Your Service, Hospitality & Retail Services, News

RIW Trusts & Estates Attorney Bill Friedler will Present on a Wesleyan University Alumni Panel

RIW Trusts & Estates attorney Bill Friedler will present as part of a panel discussion focused on retirement, estate, and philanthropic planning. Bill Friedler’s topic will address philanthropic estate planning in light of the recent changes to the Federal estate tax law. The event presented exclusively for Wesleyan alumni, will take place on Thursday, September…

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POSTED IN: Events, Trusts & Estates

RIW corporate & business attorney John Cohan will present at the Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp

RIW corporate & business attorney John Cohan will present at the Supporting Strategies Business Fundamentals Bootcamp on “Growing your Business Safely & Securely in 2018.” The event is taking place on Thursday, September 20 at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. More information.

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Building Community Beware: Risks rising along with the tides

RIW attorney Mike Duffy was recently published in the New England Real Estate Journal on “Building community beware: Risks rising along with the tides.” Full article.

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Goes Into Effect – What employers need to know…

On July 1, 2018 the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) went into effect, which combats gender-based pay disparities within Massachusetts.  The goal of MEPA is to ensure fairness and equity in the workplace while clarifying what constitutes unlawful wage discrimination.  With its more liberal application and multiple damages, employers must become aware of the implications…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Employment Law