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

Ventola Named President of Justinian Law Society

(April 14, 2022, Boston, MA) – The Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts recently installed Mark Ventola, a shareholder of Sheehan Phinney, as its President. At the event, the new Directors 

Author: Mark J. Ventola
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

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

Sheehan Phinney Earns Top Rankings by Chambers USA for 2021

(5/26/2021, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney has once again received the highest rankings in New Hampshire for 2021 by Chambers USA, a prestigious directory of the country’s top law firms. 

Author: Christopher M. Candon
Category: Firm News

Sheehan Phinney Expands to Seacoast Area

(Portsmouth, NH, March 15, 2021) – Sheehan Phinney, a business law firm serving regional, national and international clients, is pleased to announce the opening of its Portsmouth office. Located at 

Author: Christopher Cole
Category: Firm News

Bouchard Elected Firm Shareholder

(1/5/2021, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney is proud to announce that Brian J. Bouchard has been elected as a firm shareholder, effective January 1, 2021. Bouchard currently works out the 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Press Releases

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers® for 2020

(October 13, 2020, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney is pleased to announce that thirty-one attorneys have been selected for inclusion on both the 2020 New England and Massachusetts Super Lawyers® 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Staff
Category: Firm News

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

Reidy Elected as College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Fellow

(6/25/2020, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney shareholder James P. “Jim” Reidy has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association’s College of Labor and Employment Lawyers class of 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Press Releases

Sheehan Phinney Earns Top Ranking for 2020 by Chambers USA

(4/23/2020, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green has once again received the highest rankings in New Hampshire for 2020 by Chambers USA, a prestigious directory of the country’s top 

Author: Christopher M. Candon
Category: Firm News

COVID-19 Preparedness: Basic Employment Law Questions Answered

Print page: COVID-19 Preparedness: Basic Employment Law Questions Answered CLIENT ALERT By: Mark Ventola and Brian Bouchard March 11, 2020 As more and more cases of COVID-19 appear across the 

Author: Mark J. Ventola
Category: Alert

Managing Political Speech in the Office

This article was originally published in Business New Hampshire Magazine and can be found here. Managing Political Speech in the Office By: Jim Reidy March 3, 2020 Sightings of presidential 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Article

Tom Brady and a Cautionary Tale for Employers

This article was originally posted by the New Hampshire Business Review and can be found here. Tom Brady and a Cautionary Tale for Employers By: Jim Reidy January 17, 2020 Regardless of 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Uncategorized

Sheehan Phinney Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

(November 1, 2019, Manchester, NH, Boston, MA) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green is pleased to announce that it has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2020 “Best 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Staff
Category: Firm News

Assessing NH’s New Noncompete Law

David McGrath | August 29, 2019 Effective Sept. 8, all noncompete agreements entered on or after that date will be invalid and unenforceable for “low-wage” employees in New Hampshire. The 

Author: David W. McGrath
Category: Article

Adopting a Proactive Employee Mobility Strategy

Almost every company today — and in New Hampshire in particular — is engaged in something of a multidimensional war. There is as intense a competition for talented employees, skilled 

Author: Christopher Cole
Category: Article

The Effects of Politics in the Workplace

Attorney Jim Reidy appeared on WMUR‘s New Hampshire Business with Fred Kocher to discuss the legal issues related to free speech and political activity in the workplace. Watch here.  

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Firm News

A Careful Balance: Managing Political Activity and Speech at Work

HR professionals have the responsibility to enforce workplace rules, promote cooperation, insist on civility and respect, and—most of all—remind folks they are on one team, at least in the workplace. 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Article

Sheehan Phinney Earns Top Rankings by Chambers USA for 2019

(4/26/2019, Manchester, NH) – The firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA has once again received the highest rankings in New Hampshire for 2019 by Chambers USA, a prestigious 

Author: Jason D. Gregoire
Category: Firm News

Marijuana and the Modern Workplace

Jim Reidy | April 17, 2019 Strict drug screening policies may not be keeping up with the times. That is because drug-testing policies, especially for marijuana use, are no longer 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Article

Title IX Rules Remain in Flux

Title IX coordinators have been on a bit of a roller coaster for some time now, and unfortunately, the ride isn’t over yet. Attorney Megan Carrier discusses recent changes by 

Author: Megan C. Carrier
Category: Article

Conducting Workplace Investigations

It’s Monday morning and you are starting your busy week as a human resources (HR) director. An employee comes into your office, closes the door, and tells you she feels 

Author: Elizabeth Bailey
Category: Article

Sheehan Phinney Ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green is pleased to announce that it has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings in 21 areas. Firms included in 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Staff
Category: Business Litigation

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers® for 2018

(October 18, 2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney is pleased to announce that twenty-six attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the both the 2018 New England and Massachusetts Super 

Author: Robert P. Cheney
Category: Firm News

Triple Peaks LLC. Sells to Vail Resorts Inc.

Sheehan Phinney congratulates it’s client, Triple Peaks, LLC, on its recent sale of its resort properties to Vail Resorts, Inc.  Triple Peaks, LLC is the parent company for Okemo Mountain 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Corporate

Major Non-competition Agreement Reform in Massachusetts

CLIENT ALERT by Mark J. Ventola   On July 31, 2018 the Massachusetts Legislature passed a non-competition reform bill.  In signing this bill, the Governor marked the end of over 

Author: Mark J. Ventola
Category: Labor & Employment

Are Employer Drug-Testing Programs Obsolete?

Attorney Jim Reidy discusses how drug-testing policies, especially for marijuana use, are no longer in step with the realities of today’s workforce. Are Employer Drug-Testing Programs Obsolete?  

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Article

Sheehan Phinney Earns Top Rankings by Chambers USA for 2018

(5/3/2018, Manchester, NH) – The firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA has once again received the highest rankings in New Hampshire for 2018 by Chambers USA, a prestigious 

Author: Elizabeth Bailey
Category: Firm News

Unused Sick Time Not “Wages” Under Massachusetts Law

CLIENT ALERT by Mark J. Ventola and Paul S. Lopez On January 29, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) ruled that accrued but unused sick time does not constitute 

Author: Mark J. Ventola
Category: Uncategorized

Bouchard Named to 2018 Leadership Seacoast Class

(January 22, 2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA attorney Brian J. Bouchard has been named to the 2018 Leadership Seacoast class. Bouchard joins 38 other individuals 

Author: Brian J. Bouchard
Category: Press Releases

Holiday Parties Gone Wrong: Careful Where You Hang The Mistletoe

Office holiday parties have always posed a liability for employers, as coworkers mix with one another with plenty of company-supplied alcohol. Sensitivity is running particularly high this year, though, as 

Author: James P. Reidy
Category: Labor & Employment

NH Legal Perspectives: EEOC’s wellness incentive rules run off the track

In May 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued regulations about employer-sponsored wellness programs. The goal was to clarify how employers could encourage and reward employees for following healthier 

Author: Karen A. Whitley
Category: Labor & Employment

Sheehan Phinney Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green is pleased to announce that it has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Staff
Category: Press Releases

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers® for 2017

(October 26, 2017, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney is pleased to announce that twenty-six attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the both the 2017 New England and Massachusetts Super 

Author: Sheehan Phinney Staff
Category: Firm News