Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Attorneys Present Legal Update for the Cape Cod Human Resources Association
Attorneys from Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP presented their “Legal Update and Important Issues Facing Employers” in collaboration with the Cape Cod Human Resources Association (“CCHRA”) on June 23, 2022. MHTL has been presenting their legal update for the CCHRA for many years. Attorneys Kier Wachterhauser, Sarah Spatafore, and Rachel Millette presented on behalf of MHTL this year. Their presentation included a quick case update of recent federal and state court cases with impacts on employers, a quick regulatory update with agency updates and recent amendments changes at federal and state level, and finished with the topic of hiring in a tight labor market which included tips on how to avoid legal pitfalls now and later.
Ms. Spatafore practices primarily in the labor and employment area and has represented clients before a number of courts and administrative tribunals at both the state and federal level. In addition, she often assists in education issues. She graduated from Bates College and received her Juris Doctor, with Honors, from Boston College Law School. Kier Wachterhauser represents private and public sector clients in all areas of labor and employment law and maintains a general litigation practice. He received his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, received a Master of Arts degree from Northwestern University and graduated from Swarthmore College with honors. Ms. Millette’s practices in both labor and employment law and municipal law representing both private and public employers. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in French, and received her Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law in 2019.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is 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 Receives Favorable Decision for Town of Dracut
On April 11, 2023, MHTL Attorneys Peter Mello and Madison Harris-Parks represented the Town of Dracut, and successfully obtained a preliminary injunction order requiring, among other things, that the Defendant homeowners cease renting out their pool to the public. The case, Town of Dracut by and Through Its Building Inspector vs. Nason, Gilbert et al., was initiated by the Town after the Defendants failed to comply with the Town’s associated underlying zoning enforcement order. The Town requested the injunction Read More
EXTENSION OF MUNICIPAL RELIEF MEASURES - INCLUDING OPEN MEETING LAW REMOTE OPTION - SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
The option for public bodies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to hold public meetings remotely or in a hybrid fashion, which came into play at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been extended by the General Court for another two years, until March 31, 2025. The Governor signed the legislation, which will be codified at Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023, on March 29, 2023. Because of the inclusion of an emergency preamble, the law goes into effect immediately.
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