Reservation of Rights Letter…The Insurer’s Prenuptial Agreement with its Insured

By: Michael P. Sams, Esq.

When an insurance company agrees to defend you but reserves the right to disclaim coverage later ― you can hire your own counsel and the insurer, not you, must pay for that counsel.

More specifically, in determining whether to head into a relationship with its insured once a claim has been filed, an insurer, like a […]

January 26th, 2024 - 4:22pm|Categories: Articles & Publications|

Are Out-Of-State Employees Afforded Protections Under The Massachusetts Wage Act And Massachusetts’ Anti-Discrimination Statute?

By: Michelle M. De Oliveira and Herling Romero

The question of whether an out-of-state employee may reap the benefits of Massachusetts law, including the Massachusetts Wage Act, requires an important analysis that is both in-depth and fact specific.

In Wilson v. Recorded Future, Inc., et al., the United […]

January 25th, 2024 - 4:48pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

National Labor Relations Board Expands Joint Employer Rule

By: Michelle M. De Oliveira

On October 27, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a Final Rule that revises the applicable standard to determine whether two or more entities may be considered joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The test is more expansive than the previous […]

January 25th, 2024 - 4:44pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

Considerations for Employers Facing Challenges to Workplace DEI Policies

By: Gregory Vanden-Eykel and Parker L. Williams

In June 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College case (“SFFA”) and curtailed the use of affirmative action in college admissions. Specifically, the Court held that […]

January 25th, 2024 - 4:44pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

5 Tips for Responding To A Chapter 93A Demand Letter

By: Alex R. Zwillinger, Esq. and Jessica A. Hartman, Esq.

Oftentimes, the first our construction clients hear that their customers are dissatisfied is when they receive a Chapter 93A demand letter, crammed with legalese, alleging bad work and “unfair and deceptive trade practices,” and demanding payment for damages. 

Understandably, many contractors are unfamiliar with Chapter 93A, […]

January 25th, 2024 - 4:44pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Employment Law|

Massachusetts False Claims Act: Ignorance Is Not Bliss

By: Anthony B. Fioravanti, Esq.

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court case serves as an important reminder that contractors working on public projects must ensure that their subcontractors comply with prevailing wage laws. A failure to do so can put the contractor at risk under the Massachusetts False Claims Act (the “False Claims Act”) and expose the […]

January 25th, 2024 - 4:44pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, Uncategorized|

Kenney & Sams Attorneys Named to 2023 Boston Magazine Top Lawyers List

Kenney & Sams is proud to announce, for the third consecutive year, the following attorneys have been recognized by Boston magazine as a “Top Lawyer” in 2023, which recognizes lawyers in the Greater Boston area for their excellence in legal work:

November 21st, 2023 - 3:55pm|Categories: Awards & Recognitions|

Kenney & Sams Named One of the Best Places to Work

Kenney & Sams is proud to announce our Firm has been named one of the 2023 Best Places to Work: Law Firms. 

Conducted in partnership with Best Companies Group, this program honors firms that prioritize their employees’ well-being and creates a positive work environment. Kenney & Sams was one of only 28 law firms nationwide, five of […]

November 21st, 2023 - 9:44am|Categories: Awards & Recognitions|

Herling Romero Selected to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy

Kenney & Sams is pleased to announce that Herling Romero, an associate of the firm, has been selected to join the 2023-2024 Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. Herling will continue the firm’s presence within the Leadership Academy and joins both past and present colleagues aspiring to assume leadership roles within the legal community.

Herling is a commercial litigator […]

November 2nd, 2023 - 2:19pm|Categories: Announcements|