Bringing Employees Back to Work: Navigating Legal Questions Facing Employers as Workplaces Reopen Webinar Presented by Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Attorneys
On June 4, 2020, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, attorneys, Nan ONeill, Kier Wachterhauser, Sarah Spatafore and Peter McNulty held a webinar, Bringing Employees Back to Work: Navigating Legal Questions Facing Employers as Workplaces Reopen. The webinar focused on the legal environment surrounding reopening Massachusetts.
Kier Wachterhauser introduced ONeill as presenter and Spatafore and McNulty as panelists. Attorney Nan ONeill presented how to coordinate compliance with these state and federal mandates, and how to develop employee communications and required employee training to comply with new and existing training obligations. Spatafore and McNulty answer questions from the audience pertaining to their practice area.
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.
A Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP client was unanimously granted a special permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals to allow the conversion of the St. Joseph-St. Therese Church rectory into a group residence facility for young women. The owners of the building, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River, are represented by Attorney Peter McNulty from MHTL. The rectory building originally closed in October 2021, and was used to house Parrish priests. Mr. McNulty reported that the Read More
On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a “stay” that prevents OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) from taking effect for the time being. On the same day, the Supreme Court also issued a “stay” that allows the Health and Human Services (“HHS”) mandatory COVID-19 vaccination rule for all Medicare and Medicaid funded facilities to go into effect. Given that both of these rulings involved applications for preliminary or emergency relief, neither of them represents the final word on the enforceability of the vaccine and/or testing mandates, and additional litigation is a certainty as the lower courts further evaluate the legality of the mandates.