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Employment Alert: Massachusetts Enacts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

On May 28, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law a temporary requirement for employers to provide employees up to 40 hours of COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and created a $75 Million fund for employers to seek reimbursement. EPSL will start on June 7, 2021 and remain in effect until September 30, 2021 or…

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The Industry Publication: May 2021

Check out the full The Industry Publication: May 2021 Edition

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Hospitality Practice Group, The Industry

Client Alert: Governor Baker Announces MA Reopening

On May 17, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts would lift the vast majority COVID-19 related restrictions effective May 29, 2021. Boston Mayor Kim Janey also announced that Boston will lift its COVID related restrictions effective May 29, 2021, thereby aligning with the state’s reopening plan. Similarly, the State of Emergency first imposed by…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, COVID-19

Sarah J. Melia Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Trusts & Estates Group

RIW is pleased to announce that Sarah J. Melia has joined the firm as an associate in the Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Sarah’s practice focuses on all aspects of wealth transfer planning and minimizing estate and gift taxes. Sarah prepares fundamental documents to implement her clients’ wishes for the disposition of their assets and…

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POSTED IN: News, Trusts & Estates

Client Alert: SBA Announces Registration and Application Dates for RRF

According to a recent press release from the Small Business Administration (“SBA”), registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (“RRF”) will begin on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9:00 AM (Eastern Time). The RRF will also begin accepting applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon (Eastern Time). As a reminder, although all applicants are free…

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POSTED IN: COVID-19, Hospitality Practice Group, News

The Industry Publication: April 2021

Check out the full The Industry Publication: April 2021 Edition

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POSTED IN: Hospitality Practice Group, News, The Industry

Client Alert: SBA Issues Guidance for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program

On April 17, 2021, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) quietly rolled out a new website for the much-anticipated Restaurant Revitalization Fund (“RRF”) program.  The website includes, among other things, a sample Application and Program Guide.  A copy of the Program Guide can be found here and a copy of the of the sample Application can…

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POSTED IN: COVID-19, Hospitality Practice Group, News

Client Alert: Congressional Bills Suggest Significant Changes to Wealth Transfer Tax Regime: What You Need to Know

The March 25th introduction of the “For the 99.5% Act” (the “Act”) by Senators Sanders and Whitehouse has caused great angst for estate planning practitioners and their clients, alike. Although a reduction in the large unified federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions has long been anticipated, the sweeping proposed Tax Code revisions suggest an…

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Landlords Beware: Serial Plaintiffs Can Be Costly

Massachusetts residential real estate lessors, property managers and brokers are facing increased scrutiny over alleged Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) violations.  In fact, in recent months, over a dozen lawsuits have been filed in both State and Federal Courts, as well as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) against various lessors, property managers and brokers of…

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Eric M. Sigman Joins Ruberto, Israel & Weiner’s Corporate & Business Law and Hospitality Practice Groups

RIW is pleased to announce that Eric Sigman has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Corporate & Business Law and Hospitality Practice Groups. Eric focuses his corporate practice in the areas of corporate formation, capitalization, succession planning, commercial leasing, and mergers and acquisitions. His transactional practice includes counseling clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset…

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POSTED IN: Corporate & Business, Hospitality Practice Group, News