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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Attorneys Present “Navigating the Return to Work for Schools Webinar”

 

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP hosted their third independent webinar of the year this month. Webinars have become crucial to society during the time of the current pandemic. The attorneys at MHTL wanted to make sure that their clients, and any other interested parties, could rely on them for information during this time. This webinar, titled “Navigating the Return to Work for Schools: A Review of Bargaining Obligations, Reasonable Accommodation Requirements, and Leave Options for Employees”, was presented by MHTL attorneys Andy Waugh, Kevin Bresnahan, Mike Maccaro, Sarah Spatafore, Felicia Vasudevan and Paul King. Lasting roughly two and a half hours, this presentation discussed what school administrators should expect with the pending school year and the potential issues that may arise with employees as a result. The attorneys went into detail of the paid leave acts that were created as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and how those acts intersect with each other. They also gave examples of reasonable accommodations that employers need to provide because of these acts, along with advice on bargaining issues between employers and employees who wish to take paid leave under said acts.

 

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP has an extensive education law practice representing more than one hundred and eighty public, private, and nonprofit educational institutions from pre-K through the college and university level. The firm is also known throughout New England for its labor and employment practice as well as its expansive municipal law practice.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partner Recognized as a Top Women of Law Honoree for 2022

  Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Kathryn Murphy, a Partner at the firm, has been selected as a Top Women of Law 2022 honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The honorees are selected based upon their “ significant contributions to the legal profession while also serving as role models for women entering the law.” Ms. Murphy is the first attorney at the firm to receive this prestigious honor. She has been practicing law at Read More

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NEW LEGISLATION ADDRESSING BARRIERS TO CARE FOR MENTAL HEALTH HAS IMPACTS ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

On August 10, 2022, Chapter 177 of Acts of 2022, “An Act Addressing Barriers to Care for Mental Health” was signed by Governor Baker. For public schools, it has impacts on student discipline, special education services, and emergency response plans. The bill goes into effect on November 8, 2022. Set forth below are summaries of the new law’s impact in the identified areas.

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