On May 28, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law an Act providing for Massachusetts COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave, the text of which can be found at https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H3702/House/Bill/Text. This law took effect immediately on May 28, 2021. The law directs federal funds received by the Commonwealth in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency into the new COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Fund. A website has been established regarding this new leave, which can be found here – https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-temporary-emergency-paid-sick-leave-program.
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.