Voluntary paid leave: A different way

This article, written by attorneys Brian Bouchard and Noy Kruvi, was originally published by seacoastonline.com and can be found here. COVID-19 foisted paid leave into the public conversation. Federal programs 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Labor & Employment

How Businesses Can Use Solar To Offset Electric Rate Increases

Attorney Tom Burack and other experts join the NHBR to discuss how solar power can help businesses offset electric rate increases in this latest webinar (click here)

Author: Thomas Burack
Category: Environment & Energy

Call the Doctor: 9 Tips for Conducting Wage and Hour Checkups

This article, written by attorney Brian Bouchard, was originally published by compensation.blr.com and can be found here. We visit the doctor and the optometrist once a year and our dentists 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Labor & Employment

NH Business: How will NH benefit from new climate legislation?

How will New Hampshire benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act? What will the provisions in the legislation do for the Granite State’s efforts in combatting environmental issues? On the August 

Author: Thomas Burack
Category: Environment & Energy

Fixing your non-compete agreements before you’re in a fix

This article, written by attorney David McGrath, was originally published by seacoastonline.com and can be found here. In a prior 2010 publication, I highlighted common mistakes that threaten the enforceability 

Author: David W. McGrath
Category: Article

Some Key Considerations in Negotiating a Commercial Lease

This article, written by attorneys Eric Kilchenstein and Christopher Candon, was originally published by the NH Bar News and can be found here (page 36). The considerations involved in the 

Author: Eric T. Kilchenstein
Category: Commercial Leasing

Navigating the Legal Landscape of Paper Streets

This article, written by attorney Courtney Herz, was originally published by the NH Bar News and can be found here (page 35). A perhaps surprising number of property owners find 

Author: Courtney H. G. Herz
Category: Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Call the Doctor: The case for wage and hour checkups

This article, written by Brian Bouchard, was originally published by seacoastonline.com and can be found here. We visit the doctor once a year, the optometrist once a year, and our 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Labor & Employment

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

Navigating Cannabis Zoning and Regs

This article, written by Megan Carrier and Jennifer Lyon, was originally published by Business NH Magazine and can be found here. Anyone contemplating operating an alternative treatment center and registering 

Author: Megan C. Carrier
Category: Cannabis

Pandemic-inspired changes have modernized NH’s notarial process

This article, written by Jennifer Lyon,  was originally published by NH Business Review and can be found here. E-notarization began as a Covid stopgap but new law makes it permanent 

Author: Jennifer P. Lyon
Category: Estate Planning & Probate

Assessing the new Phase I enviro site assessment standard

This article, written by attorney Lynn Preston, was originally published by NH Business Review and can be found here. The American Society for Testing and Materials recently updated its standard 

Author: Lynn J. Preston
Category: Environment & Energy

Updates on Federal Cannabis Legislation

Alex Pyle and Bruce Bagdasarian | October 18, 2021 Since 1970, the Controlled Substances Act has classified cannabis as a schedule I drug. This classification means the federal government considers 

Author: Alexander H. Pyle
Category: Article

Learning how to handle the vaccine mandate in your workplace

This article, written by attorney Brian Bouchard, was originally published by Seacoastonline.com and can be found here. Last month, President Biden unveiled the administration’s “Path Out of the Pandemic” Plan. It 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Article

Winter’s Coming: Updated Pandemic Guidance from OSHA

This article, written by attorney Brian Bouchard, was originally published by The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth and can be found here. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) had 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Article

Voluntary Paid Leave: A Different Way

Brian Bouchard | August 16, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic foisted paid leave into the public conversation. Federal programs like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) mandated periods of paid 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Article

SBA Announces Changes in PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

CLIENT ALERT Alexander H. Pyle and Noy S. Kruvi | August 5, 2021 SBA Eliminates Loan Necessity Questionnaire for Loans over $2 Million The Small Business Administration recently announced that 

Author: Alexander H. Pyle
Category: Article

Is change finally coming to federal cannabis laws?

Ryan Lirette | July 30, 2021 Over two-thirds of states, including New Hampshire, have now legalized some form of marijuana use. Although many thriving and state-sanctioned marijuana operations now exist 

Author: Ryan P. Lirette
Category: Article

Hiring Is Tough but Don’t Waive Restrictive Covenants

Brian Bouchard | July 14, 2021 Hiring. It’s easily the most significant challenge facing almost every company as we eek away from a pandemic economy. Businesses are having difficulty recruiting 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Article

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

Protecting your supplement brand by registering your trademark

Brain Thomas | July 7, 2021 The scenario is all too familiar: you develop a winning dietary supplement formula, secure high-quality manufacturing and market the product under a strong trademark. 

Author: Brian D. Thomas
Category: Article

Notable Privacy Law Developments in the Past Year

Doug Verge | June 21, 2021 It’s a simple fact – individuals value their privacy. At its core privacy means being free from outside intrusions and keeping our personal information 

Author: Douglas G. Verge
Category: Article

Understanding the basics can reap your business rewards

Brian Thomas | June 3, 2021 Every business should know how to select, use and protect its trademarks. Failure to do so can diminish its brand, cause financial harm and 

Author: Brian D. Thomas
Category: Article

Can you spot the red flags?

Abbygale Martinen | April 23, 2021 We have now surpassed a year of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and, with that, a year of Covid-related unemployment claims. With the meteoric 

Author: Abbygale S. Martinen
Category: Article

Stimulus Relief For Recovery Start-Up Businesses

Paul J. Durham | April 12, 2021 Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers have provided significant economic assistance to support struggling businesses. Unfortunately, businesses started during the crisis 

Author: Paul Durham
Category: Article

Big Changes Could Loom for Estate and Gift Taxes

Michael Panebianco | April 23, 2021 U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont recently introduced the For the 99.5% Act, which, if enacted, would likely affect almost all taxpayers in one 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
Category: Article

Stimulus Relief for Start-Up Businesses

Paul Durham | April 21, 2021 Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers have provided significant economic assistance to support struggling businesses. Unfortunately, businesses started during the crisis have 

Author: Paul Durham
Category: Article

Legislative Update

Michael Panebianco | March 17, 2020 A busy legislative session includes the following that are likely to be of interest to estate planning attorneys. Advance Directives for Health Care Decisions 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green
Category: Article