On May 28, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Providing For Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave into law. […]
CDC Lifts Mask Requirement for Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated—But Massachusetts Employers Should Hold Tight
On May 13, 2021, the CDC lifted the mask mandate and the need to social distance for […]
Courts have begun issuing decisions concerning insurance coverage for Covid-19 claims. Kenney & Sams anticipated back in March 2020 that insurers would likely deny business […]
Employers Beware: Practical Implications Of Governor Baker’s Newly Issued Travel Order, Effective August 1, 2020, in the Workplace
On July 24, 2020, Governor Baker issued a COVID-19 Travel Order to safeguard residents from exposure to the Coronavirus due to interstate travel. The Travel Order went […]
As you may already know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), effective on April 1, 2020, requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid sick leave and […]
GOVERNOR BAKER REVISES NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ORDER: EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2020, NOON, ALL PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION UNRELATED TO HOUSING, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, OR COVID-19 SHUT DOWN
by: J. Nathan Cole
Dear Kenney & Sams clients […]
On March 24, 2020, the DOL announced that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be effective as of April 1st. The statute will be effective through December 31, […]
Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Update: Massachusetts Senate Considers Retroactively Expanding Coverage to Include Covid-19 Based Claims
By: J. Nathan Cole
Massachusetts State Senator James B. Eldridge from Middlesex and Worcester Districts has introduced a bill (S.D. 2888) to rewrite and retroactively expand business interruption coverage to include losses caused by COVID-19. […]
Governor Baker authorizes construction work to resume in Boston and Cambridge; Mayor Walsh responds, extending his order pausing non-essential construction in Boston.
Dear Kenney & Sams clients and friends,
Paid Sick Leave & Tax Credit For Businesses On The Horizon As The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Is Signed Into Law
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. This legislation is designed to […]
COVID-19: Changes in The Landscape Of Unemployment Benefits, Layoffs Versus Furloughs & The WARN Act.
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.
In these unprecedented times, Kenney & Sams, P.C., is fielding calls from clients asking whether their business insurance policies provide coverage to help offset or […]