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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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There has been a great deal of discussion in the news lately about the latest Congressional stimulus package, which was ultimately signed by President Trump on Sunday, December 27, 2020, following his initial pushback. The stimulus package, officially known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Stimulus”), is a behemoth piece of legislation that consists of nearly 5,600 pages, covering a broad array of appropriation matters.

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