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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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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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Dianna Williams joins RIW in the Litigation Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Dianna Williams has joined the firm in the Litigation group. She will also work in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate group. She will concentrate her practice on complex business and commercial litigation.  Dianna has a strong foundational knowledge of a range of topics, including contract law, commercial litigation, construction disputes, employment law, secured transactions, mortgage foreclosures, loan workouts,…

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RIW employment attorney Dave Robinson quoted in Boston Globe article on Massachusetts’ new pay equity law

RIW employment attorney Dave Robinson quoted in Boston Globe article on Massachusetts’ new pay equity law:  Full article.

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Client Alert: Governor Baker’s “Grand Bargain”

On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law (H 4640) that will alter workplace pay and benefits for employers and employees across the state. Below is a synopsis of the bill: Hourly Minimum Wage Increases. Hourly wages will increase progressively from $11 to $15 per hour by 2023. It is estimated…

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Beyond the Capital Raise: How to Align Your Finances and Operations for Continued Growth – A Forum for Emerging Growth & Technology Companies

RIW has partnered up with DCG Accounting to host a timely Forum for Emerging Growth & Technology Companies on “Beyond the Capital Raise: How to Align Your Finances and Operations for Continued Growth.” This event will be taking place on Wednesday, July 25 at Gather. In addition to hearing from business owners, financial and legal…

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At Your Service Newsletter: April 2018

At Your Service Newsletter: April 2018

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Alcohol Licensing: Legal Updates and Insights

There have been several recent developments in the alcoholic beverages industry which affect regulatory oversight, restaurant operations, new liquor licenses, and more. Here is a rundown of the latest developments. Budget Increase Requested for the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg requested a $3.69MM budget for fiscal 2019, an increase from $2.44MM…

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Employment Alert: New Assessments from Department of Unemployment Assistance

If your company has more than five employees with health insurance from Masshealth or Connect Care, you should be aware of new assessments levied by the state. Last week, many employers received a new bill from the Department of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”), which implemented the first assessments under the supplemental employer medical assistance contribution program (“EMAC”)….

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