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

Options for Businesses in Financial Distress

Jim LaMontagne | March 8, 2021 When the COVID-19 pandemic grabbed hold of the economy in late spring of 2020, many predicted a wave of commercial bankruptcy filings. Despite the pandemic 

Author: James S. LaMontagne
Category: Article

Marijuana and Drug Testing in the Workplace

James Reidy | February 22, 2021 Attorney James Reidy discusses what the changing state laws regarding marijuana use mean for employers as they establish workplace policies. Watch the video here.

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Article

Who benefits from federal housing tax credit changes?

Peter Beach and Jaclyn Fisher | February 19, 2021 On Dec, 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, a year-end measure that includes a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill 

Author: Peter T. Beach
Category: Article

New Subchapter V draws raves from bankruptcy bar

Quote by: Jim LaMontagne | February 8, 2021 While filings have been slower in Massachusetts than elsewhere in the country, a new streamlined form of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for 

Author: James S. LaMontagne
Category: Article

Trade Secrets and the COVID-19 workplace

By: Christopher Cole | February 5, 2021 In the course of the pandemic, nearly every business – mine included – made changes to the manner in which they ordinarily conducted 

Author: Christopher Cole
Category: Article

2020: It Was Wicked Awful!

By: James Reidy | February 2, 2021 Yes, COVID-19 continues to be a devastating virus. Once thought to be no more serious than the seasonal flu, soon after the virus 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Article

The Potential Impact of the FTC’s Data Privacy Orders

JP Harris and Jennifer Lyon | January 29, 2021 On Dec. 14, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued orders using powers under Section 6(b) of the FTC Act to 

Author: James P. Harris
Category: Article

Rules Revamp Key Health Laws

Andrew Eills | January 15, 2021 On Nov. 22, 2020, after over two years of evaluating stakeholder comments, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released final rules that 

Author: Andrew B. Eills
Category: Article