News2021-11-05T11:17:09-04:00

Bad medicine for business? Vaccine mandate for Central Mass. companies of 100 a ‘recipe for disaster’

Michelle De Oliveira was quoted in the Telegram & Gazette article below by Henry Schwan. 

They say it’s bad for business. One legal expert says the mandates should hold up in court.

WORCESTER — Some of the largest companies in the city and Central Massachusetts aren’t happy about COVID-19 vaccination mandates spelled out by the White House last week.

A “recipe for disaster” is how […]

November 10th, 2021 - 1:27pm|Categories: Articles & Publications, COVID-19, Employment Law, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Emyr T. Remy and Michael P. Dickman for their selection to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy!

Kenney & Sams offers its congratulations to Emyr T. Remy and Michael P. Dickman for their selection to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Leadership Academy for the 2021-22 class year.  Continuing its commitment to cultivating leaders who will work diligently towards the improvement of the legal profession in Massachusetts, the MBA developed this Leadership Academy to better prepare young attorneys to […]

November 9th, 2021 - 2:19pm|Categories: Uncategorized|

Kenney & Sams, P.C. Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Boston, MA, United States, November 9, 2021 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 12th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Kenney & Sams, P.C. has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in 2 practice areas and […]

November 9th, 2021 - 11:52am|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

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

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 two days prior. This in turn means that the ETS’ enforcement is temporarily halted. Additional briefs will be filed with the court today (11/8) and […]

November 8th, 2021 - 10:14am|Categories: Articles & Publications, COVID-19, Employment Law|

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing For Employers With 100+ Employees

by Michelle M. De Oliveira, Esq.

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that we had been waiting for following the Biden Administration’s September 9th announcement of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for employers with 100+ employees. The Biden Administration also issued two executive orders relating to vaccinations and […]

November 4th, 2021 - 9:32am|Categories: COVID-19, Employment Law, Uncategorized|

2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Twelve Kenney & Sams, P.C. attorneys have been named to the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List!

The following have been named 2021 Rising Stars. Selected candidates are among no more than 2.5% of the attorneys within the state. Candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less:

  • Julianne Fitzpatrick
  • Sarah […]
November 1st, 2021 - 11:34am|Categories: General|

Guidance Issued for Federal Contractors on Vaccine Mandate and Requirements for Masking and Social Distancing

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan. As part of the plan, the President signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (the “Order”). Pursuant to this Order, certain federal contracts […]

October 8th, 2021 - 9:27am|Categories: Articles & Publications, COVID-19|

Covid-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Extended Through April 1, 2022

On September 29, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker signed an extension of the Massachusetts Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law. This legislation extends paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons through April 1, 2022, or until the exhaustion of $75 million in program funds.

The new legislation provides COVID-19 emergency paid […]

October 8th, 2021 - 9:18am|Categories: Articles & Publications, COVID-19|

News From the White House: COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates for Federal Workers, Federal Contractors & for Employers with 100+ Employees

On September 9, 2021, the White House released two signed Executive Orders immediately after President Biden’s remarks regarding the Administration’s COVID-19 Action Plan (the “Plan”) on the continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Plan, entitled, Path Out of the Pandemic focuses on increasing […]

September 15th, 2021 - 9:24am|Categories: COVID-19|