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Katherine Hesse, Partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP was Honored by Saint Mary’s Center for Women and Children

On Thursday, October 11, 2019, Attorney Katherine Hesse, previous chair of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, was honored at the organization’s Diamonds of Dorchester Gala fundraiser at the Marriott Copley.  Ms. Hesse accepted a plaque of thanks and appreciation in recognition of her “extraordinary service, leadership, and contribution to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children.  Because of you, generations of families have a safe place to call home and brighter futures. We remain grateful to you for dedication and commitment to the families who live, learn, and work at the Center.”

Katherine. Hesse is a partner with the Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP law firm which has offices in Boston, Quincy and Springfield. St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of its efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.

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Sarah Spatafore of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Promoted to Partner

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is pleased to announce Sarah Spatafore’s promotion to Partner. Sarah is a leader of the firm’s labor and employment practice, where she represents both public and private clients in the areas of labor and employment. With a focus on preventative counseling, problem resolution and workplace solutions, Sarah partners with her clients in ensuring effective employee relations. Sarah also regularly represents her clients in matters relating to collective bargaining, grievances, arbitrations, and before courts and Read More

Legal Updates

NLRB Allows Employers to Stop Deducting Union Dues when CBA Expires

On December 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a Valley Hospital Medical Center, regarding an employer’s right to unilaterally stop deducting union dues at the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”). The Board initially permitted employers to stop collecting union dues after a CBA’s expiration in a 1962 decision called Bethlehem Steel. However, in 2015, the NLRB reversed course in a case titled Lincoln Lutheran of Racine.

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