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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Partner Accepts Extension of Position on ISCEBS Benefits Quarterly Advisory Board

 

Katherine Hesse, Partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP has been an advisory editorial board member for Benefits Quarterly magazine since 1990. She has been author of the legal updates in Benefits Quarterly since 2000. In her 20-year tenure as author and editor she has published roughly 40 legal updates for the magazine. She has recently accepted the opportunity to extend her position on the ISCEBS Benefits Quarterly Advisory Board for another three years.

 

The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) is the premier interactive community providing educational resources, innovative thinking, and collective wisdom to help members excel and prosper in their careers.

 

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP is also known throughout New England for its labor and employment practice as well as its extensive business litigation and advising employers on internal reviews and strategic legal approaches when dealing with the government. The firm also has an extensive education law practice representing public, private, and nonprofit educational institutions from pre-K through the college and university level.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partner Presents on Manifestation Determination

  The MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education) sponsored an eLecture where Mary Ellen Sowyrda, a partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, presented. Alongside Ms. Sowyrda was Daniel Ahearn, Esq., and Marlies Spanjaard from the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), school authorities are required to conduct Manifestation Determination when it comes to discipling a student with disabilities. Their presentation, titled “How to Handle Manifestation Determination Reviews for Students with Disabilities”, focused Read More

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The American Rescue Plan Act’s Aid Allocations to State, Local Governments, and Schools

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) which provides for a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package. State and local governments, and also many educational entities, will receive substantial funding. Having endured the last year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, both states and local governments, as well as schools, have experienced unexpected expenses, losses in revenues, and budgetary burdens. The purpose of this Client Alert is to explain generally how funds from the ARPA relief aid have been designated to alleviate those COVID-19-related challenges.

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