Month: September 2018

Massachusetts Law Strictly Limits Non-Competes Starting on October 1, 2018

On August 10, 2018, Governor Baker signed a new bill into law that significantly restricts the use of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act goes into effect on October 1, 2018, which does not provide employers much time to digest these changes and make necessary modifications to update their agreements. Below is brief…

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POSTED IN: Employment Law, News

RIW Attorney’s David Robinson and Adam Barnosky will be speaking at the National Retail Tenant Association’s Annual Conference this Fall

David Robinson and Adam Barnosky will be speaking at the National Retail Tenant Association’s annual conference, which is being held from September 30 – October 3, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  The NRTA provides retail, office, corporate, industrial and franchise tenants with the highest level of Real Estate Administration Education.  David will be speaking on negotiation…

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POSTED IN: Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave – Next Steps for Employers

Recently, Massachusetts passed as part of the “grand bargain,” a law creating paid family and medical leave for all eligible employees in the state. Following New York and California’s lead, the paid family and medical leave law in Massachusetts will be available for employees in 2021. The new law provides for the following types of…

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POSTED IN: Employment Law, News

RIW Employment attorney David Robinson moderated a panel about recent “Grand Bargain”

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Employment attorney David Robinson moderated a panel about the recent “Grand Bargain” signed by Charlie Baker, for the Reading Chamber on September 26, 2018 at the Meadowbrook Golf Club located at 292 Grove Street, Reading, Ma.  The new legislation includes a jump in minimum wage as well as a new employer funded…

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POSTED IN: Employment Law, Events

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Corporate Breakfast Series: Preparing Your Company for Sale

RIW and Morgan Stanley will host a forum for business owners and C-suite executives on “Preparing Your Company for Sale.” This event will take place on Tuesday, October 2 at Gather in Boston. Insights on pre-transactional planning, solving problems and addressing issues before and after the transaction provide for a more seamless deal. Related topics…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, Events

At Your Service Newsletter: September 2018

In this issue on the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Articles: – Ten Considerations When Negotiating Your Restaurant Construction Contract – Client Alert: Updates Coming to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events & Participation Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: September 2018 Edition

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

Client Alert: Updates Coming to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

On September 5, 2018 the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) held an outreach seminar with attorneys and municipal counsel to discuss new rules and procedures covering retail license applications, annual renewals, website updates, and more.  Information was provided by Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and ABCC leadership, including: Commissioner Jean Lorizio, Executive Director Ralph…

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