Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partner Presents Legal Update for the ISCEBS 39th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium
Katherine Hesse, a Partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane has been presenting a legal update at the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, ISCEBS, annual symposium since 1987. On October 7, 2020 ISCEBS 360 launched their first virtual symposium, Ms. Hesse was amongst the speakers. Her presentation included several of the most recent U.S. Supreme Court Cases, ten tips to avoid litigation, and other recent cases and trends. Amongst the Supreme Court cases were Bostock v. Clayton County, which is a case involving discrimination against gay or transgendered individuals; Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma, a case involving the ERISA statute of limitations; and more. Ms. Hesse also discussed The Guiding Principles: The Ds: dignity, discretion, diversity, disclosure, due diligence, due process, and documentation are described as the Ds to remember. Delay, discrimination, and deceit are the Ds to avoid. She then describes which cases she talked about relate to which of the Ds. Ms. Hesse’s presentation is still available to view on the ISCEBS website.
Ms. Hesse practices primarily in labor, employment and employee benefits law. She serves as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, government, tax-exempt organizations and governmental trusts. She advises clients on employment and benefits issues, and has litigated employment and benefits cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. Katherine Hesse has led her team of attorneys to be named the only firm in New England and one of only eleven in the United States to the special ERISA fiduciary litigation panel for one of the world’s largest insurance companies. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Foundation and as Chair of its Government Liaison Committee. Ms. Hesse, a CEBS Compliant ISCEBS Fellow, was inducted into the new ISCEBS Hall of Fame in 2018.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey and Lehane, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney. Brendan Collins is a recent graduate of Notre Dame Law School and is currently awaiting results from the Massachusetts Bar Exam. He will be practicing in the Labor and Employment Department at MHTL. Brendan was born outside San Francisco, California and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Ma. Prior to law school, Brendan provided legal aid to marginalized Read More
Department of Labor Issues Revised Temporary Rule on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Including New Guidance Relating to Intermittent Leave
On Friday, September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor issued revisions to the temporary rule regarding the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Those revisions can be found here - https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/16/2020-20351/paid-leave-under-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act. The revisions take effect on September 16, 2020.