Murphy, Hesse, Toomey and Lehane Partner has Virtual Chat South Shore Chamber President and Members
Katherine A. Hesse, a partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, recently presented a virtual chat with Peter Forman, president of South Shore Chamber. The members heard from Katherine on how MHTL is adjusting in this unchartered territory. The virtual chat also allowed members to ask their pressing questions on navigating this pandemic and the reopening process.
Katherine Hesse focused on the legal environment surrounding reopening Massachusetts, pointing out the legal requirements all employers must comply with, as laid out in Governor Baker’s Four-Phase approach. During the chat, attorney Hesse gave practical guidance for businesses about forming a team that would consist of an attorney, accountant, banker, insurance broker and the chamber to assist with navigating these uncertain times. This team would help employers comply with the MA mandates, they can incorporate requirements for creating a safe workplace, maintaining a harassment-free workplace, and other regulatory provisions, into employee communications and required employee training.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP is known throughout New England for its labor and employment practice as well as its expansive municipal law practice. The firm also has an extensive education law practice representing more than 180 public, private and nonprofit educational institutions from elementary through the collegiate level.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partners presented their Labor & Employment Law Update in collaboration with the Cape Cod Human Resources Association. Attorney Nan ONeill presented the first segment titled “Creating Your Tool Kit for Meeting Reasonable Accommodation Obligations”, where she examined reasonable accommodation obligations applicable in the current health crises, including the global pandemic and opioid misuse, and outlined steps to create your own toolkit. Attorney Kier Wachterhauser presented a 2020-2021 Case Law Update, followed by Read More
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