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On October 20, 2016, Attorney Katherine Hesse introduced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at the annual St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children Diamonds of Dorchester event which was held at the Westin Copley Place. Ms. Hesse currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children which focuses on offering innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. As Governor Baker noted, the St. Mary’s Center has been known for “healing” for well over 100 years. According to Attorney Hesse, “of the many charities in which I have been involved over the last 40 years of my professional career, St. Mary’s is closest to my heart.” Other highlights of the evening included Lorrie Higgins receiving the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence based upon her advocacy of and commitment in helping those most vulnerable in our community. Over six hundred individuals attended the event, which raised approximately $500,000 for the women and children who rely upon the center.
Arthur Murphy, Kier Wachterhauser and Sarah Catignani recently published an article regarding the use of marijuana in the workplace in the September/October 2014 issue of HR Advisor. The proliferation of state laws legalizing the use of marijuana has the potential to create a bit of a hangover for employers. Employers and HR professionals must carefully monitor both legislation and case law as it continues to develop in this area. One thing is certain, this is an area where litigation will occur. Planning ahead is critical to remaining in front of the curve. Adapting policies now and crafting plans for addressing medical marijuana in the workplace will, at a minimum, ensure fair and consistent treatment of employees and provide your workforce with a greater level of predictability in this changing environment.
MHTL recently has prevailed in a Superior Court appeal of a Chief of Police’s decision to revoke the handgun license of a police officer under his command.
Brandon Moss[sitetree_link,id=45], Senior Associate at MHTL recently penned this article for the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal-June 2014 edition.
May 2014 – MHTL prevailed in an arbitration involving a surrounding community agreement on behalf of the Town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts (“Longmeadow”), which was the first surrounding community agreement upheld by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Under its surrounding community agreement, Longmeadow will receive in excess of $5 million from an applicant for a proposed Western Massachusetts destination resort casino, for traffic and public safety mitigation and for legal and consulting reimbursement.