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LEGISLATURE PASSES LANDMARK SCHOOL FUNDING LEGISLATION

On November 20, 2019, the Massachusetts Legislature voted to approve the Student Opportunity Act (“the Act”).  The Governor has ten days to respond to the Act.  The Act requires the Commissioner of the Department of Education (“DESE”) to establish statewide targets for addressing persistent disparities in achievement among student subgroups, including in subject matter and relevant grade level.  It further requires each superintendent, in consultation with the school committee, to establish local targets, consistent with the targets from DESE.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Welcome New Associate

  Murphy, Hesse, Toomey and Lehane, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney. Brendan Collins is a recent graduate of Notre Dame Law School and is currently awaiting results from the Massachusetts Bar Exam. He will be practicing in the Labor and Employment Department at MHTL.   Brendan was born outside San Francisco, California and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Ma. Prior to law school, Brendan provided legal aid to marginalized Read More

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Department of Labor Issues Revised Temporary Rule on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Including New Guidance Relating to Intermittent Leave

On Friday, September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor issued revisions to the temporary rule regarding the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Those revisions can be found here - https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/16/2020-20351/paid-leave-under-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act. The revisions take effect on September 16, 2020.

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