The Wage Act is No April Fool’s Joke

CLIENT ALERT April 5, 2022 On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a pointed reminder to employers that the failure to comply with the strict technical 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
Category: Labor & Employment

How to Avoid Difficult Limited Partner Exits at Year 15

How you can protect your project in its infancy from “aggregators” and other bad faith dealers who may try to disrupt the year 15 exit for personal gain. Jaclyn Fisher 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
Category: Alert

Massachusetts Enacts COVID-19 Emergency Sick Leave Requirement

CLIENT ALERT Mark Ventola | June 7, 2021 Massachusetts employees are now eligible for Emergency Paid Sick Leave for several reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Continuing through September 30, 

Author: Mark J. Ventola
Category: Alert

Everyone Could Be Affected by Proposed Estate Tax Changes

CLIENT ALERT Michael P. Panebianco | April 15, 2021 Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont recently introduced the “For the 99.5% Act.” If enacted, it would likely affect almost all taxpayers 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
Category: Alert

The American Rescue Plan Act

CLIENT ALERT Abbygale Martinen | March 15, 2021 On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) of 2021 into law—the third relief package since the 

Author: Abbygale S. Martinen
Category: Alert

US Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

CLIENT ALERT By: Robert Lucic | January 25, 2021   Shortly after his Inauguration on January 20, President Biden signed a series of Executive Orders, many of which dealt with 

Author: Robert R. Lucic
Category: Alert

NH DOJ Issues Mask Guidance and Recommendations

CLIENT ALERT Andrew Eills | January 12, 2021 As many retail establishment and other business owners can attest, enforcing Governor Sununu’s Emergency Orders pertaining to mask-wearing creates, on occasion, uncomfortable 

Author: Andrew B. Eills
Category: Alert

Overview of New Stimulus Legislation

CLIENT ALERT By: Abby Martinen December 28, 2020 On December 21, 2020, the Senate passed a new emergency economic relief, government funding, and tax cuts package, known as the Consolidated 

Author: Abbygale S. Martinen
Category: Alert

SBA Provides New Guidance For PPP Loan Borrower Ownership Changes

CLIENT ALERT By: Paul Reuland and Colleen Lyons October 8, 2020 Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan borrowers continue to consider their options as COVID continues to impact the economy. For some, 

Author: Colleen Lyons
Category: Alert

Updates to Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave

CLIENT ALERT By: Mark Ventola & Deniz Harrison July 20, 2020 On July 24, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) will publish the final version of 

Author: Mark J. Ventola
Category: Alert

Dream On: DACA Rescission Unlawful

CLIENT ALERT By: Deniz Harrison July 10, 2020 On June 18, 2020, in a 5-4 decision written by Chief Justice Roberts, the United States Supreme Court held that the Department 

Author: Deniz Harrison
Category: Alert

Safely Restarting Your Business: The Reopen Boston Fund

CLIENT ALERT By: Deniz Harrison June 19, 2020             Many local Boston businesses are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their bottom line. While the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the 

Author: Deniz Harrison
Category: Alert

Forgiveness of PPP Loans May Be Taxable in NH and MA

CLIENT ALERT By: Peter Beach June 17, 2020 Borrowers who obtained funds under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) generally anticipated that the portion of a PPP loan 

Author: Peter T. Beach
Category: Alert

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Becomes Law

CLIENT ALERT By: Paul Reuland and Colleen Lyons June 5, 2020 On Friday, June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 

Author: Colleen Lyons
Category: Alert

Overview of May PPP Loan Forgiveness Regulations

CLIENT ALERT By: Colleen Lyons June 5, 2020 As contemplated when the Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness Application was released in the middle of May, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released 

Author: Paul S. Reuland
Category: Alert

New Hampshire COVID-19 Relief Grants Agriculture Grant Program

CLIENT ALERT By: Mark W. Dell’Orfano May 28, 2020 The New Hampshire Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery recently announced the allocation of $10 million in emergency funding from 

Author: Mark W. Dell’Orfano
Category: Alert

COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund

CLIENT ALERT  By: Andrew Eills May 20, 2020 Governor’s Emergency order # 44 increases total EHSRF to $100 million On March 19, 2020, Governor Sununu issued Emergency Order #9, creating 

Author: Andrew B. Eills
Category: Alert

Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness Released

CLIENT ALERT By: Colleen Lyons May 18, 2020 On Friday, May 15th, the United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the Treasury Department released an initial draft of SBA Form 

Author: Colleen Lyons
Category: Alert

Reopening the Workforce: Unemployment Issues Abound

CLIENT ALERT By: Brian J. Bouchard May 15, 2020 Businesses in New Hampshire are starting to reopen and employers are starting to call back furloughed or temporarily laid off employees. 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Alert

PPP Safe Harbor for Return of Funds Set to Expire on May 14

CLIENT ALERT By: Christopher Candon May 12, 2020 The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) is one of the most significant programs for businesses under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, 

Author: Christopher M. Candon
Category: Alert