Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Lawyers Present at the MMHR Labor Relations Law Update
Partner Michael Maccaro and attorney Paul King presented at the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources Association Labor Relations Law Update on October 29, 2020. Mr. Maccaro and Mr. King were introduced on the virtual update by partner, Katherine Hesse. MHTL’s attorneys discussed recent U.S. Supreme Court, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Massachusetts Appeals Court cases. A few of the cases included were Bostock v. Clayton County from June 2020, Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania from July 2020, DaPrato v. Mass Water Resources Authority, Parker v. EnerNOC Inc., and Donis v. American Waste Services, LLC. Next, they gave a brief regulatory update with agency updates and the recent changes and amendments regarding OSHA. Mr. Maccaro and Mr. King also talked about The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, specifically the employee leave entitlements. Lastly, they reviewed Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Order No. 45, which was signed by the Governor on July 24, 2020.
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.
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
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.