Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Presents Their Annual Labor & Employment Law Update
Last month Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP presented their 2022 Annual Labor & Employment Law Update last month. The presentation was held in collaboration with the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Neponset River Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. Several of the firm’s attorneys presented on various topics, including Kier Wachterhauser, Michael Maccaro, Sarah Spatafore, Kathryn Murphy, Nan ONeill, Clifford Rhodes and Rachel Millette, as well as a member of the firm’s advisory board, Charles Desmond.
Attorney Kier Wachterhauser began the presentation with a 2021-2022 case law update which included notable cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and others. Attorney Rachel Millette’s session focused on federal and Massachusetts statutory and regulatory updates. The next session was presented by Attorneys Kathy Murphy and Cliff Rhodes called “Remote Workforce and Employment Law Considerations”. During their presentation they talked about the strategic, operational and legal considerations of remote work, as well as provided information on tax withholding for telecommuters in Massachusetts. Attorneys Michael Maccaro and Sarah Spatafore presented together on “Hiring in a Tight Labor Market: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls Now & Later”, where they broke down the hiring process into 6 categories: postings, interview, offer, background checks, using social media in hiring, and onboarding. Finally, the presentation concluding with Attorney Nan ONeill, presenting with Charles Desmond of MHTL’s advisory board, on the topic of “DEI: Looking Through the Legal Lens”. Ms. ONeill and Mr. Desmond described typical DEI litigation that arises, and outlined how to prevent those claims from occurring and how to defend against those claims.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP has been presenting their annual Labor & Employment Law Update for many years. As one of the 50 largest firms in Massachusetts, their years of experience and resources offer clients throughout New England and nationally a wide range of legal services while maintaining a “hands-on touch” that is important in Client-Attorney relationships. Their broad resources and technology enable them to represent clients in a comprehensive and cost-efficient manner. MHTL has a strong reputation in the legal community and is 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
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