Two Days After OSHA’s Issuance Of The Emergency Temporary Standard Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination And Testing For Employers With 100+ Employees, A Court Halts Enforcement

November 8th, 2021 - 10:14am|

By: Michelle M. De Oliveira, Esq. 

On November 6, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay enforcement of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), issued just […]

Local Bill Intended to Aid Very Small Business

April 7th, 2020 - 6:16pm|

By: Kenney & Sams, P.C.

In late-March the Massachusetts House of Representatives introduced Bill HD.4985, a proposed stimulus package to support micro-business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed grant subsidy, introduced by Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, is […]

Construction Continues

March 23rd, 2020 - 4:37pm|

Construction contractors in the Commonwealth may continue to operate and perform work on jobsites, subject to local municipal restrictions. Certain businesses are exempt from Governor Baker’s […]

COVID-19: Changes in The Landscape Of Unemployment Benefits, Layoffs Versus Furloughs & The WARN Act.

March 23rd, 2020 - 3:13pm|

Part I: Changes in the Landscape of Unemployment Benefits

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”) has adopted emergency regulations (430 CMR 22:00) to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the hardship it may cause to businesses and employees.