Executive Order on Non-Competes
Author: Corey Silva
On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which intends to “promote competition in the American economy” . . . Read More.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave 
Author: Jordan M. Cuttle
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently signed legislation requiring employers to provide COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work for COVID-19 related reasons . . . Read More.
Estate and Gift Tax: Why You May Want to Make Gifts in 2020
Author: J. Keith Phifer
The Unified Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exemption is currently at an all-time high due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The current law is scheduled to change in 2026 . . .  Read More.
MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Start in 2021
Author: Kayla Perry
As of January 1, 2021, most paid family and medical leave benefits will become available, including paid medical leave to manage a serious health condition . . . Read More.
Legislature Sets Stage for Remote Estate Plan Signing by Passing Remote Notary Law
Author: J. Keith Phifer
This Thursday the 23rd of April, Massachusetts joined a collection of other states and passed a bill that allows for notaries public to perform work remotely . . . Read More.
Paid Family and Medical Leave Private Plan Exemption Deadline
Author: Jenifer M. Pinkham
Under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law ("PFML"), employers may avoid collecting and remitting contributions by establishing a private plan . . . Read More.
Deadline Reminder for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave
Author: Jenifer M. Pinkham
The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act does not begin providing state sponsored benefits until January of 2021 . . . Read More.
Basics of the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (“MAPFMLA”)
Author: Diane M. Kildea
In the summer of 2018, “An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax Holiday” was signed into law creating M.G.L. c. 175M (entitled “Family and Medical Leave”) . . . Read More.
Utilizing End of Year Gifting for Tax-Advantageous Transfers of Wealth
Authors: J. Keith Phifer and Robert F. Lynch, Jr.
As we approach the end of the year, now is a great time for individuals to examine their long-term financial planning goals and to understand and evaluate the tools at their disposal to meet those goals . . . Read More.
The New Massachusetts Noncompete Statute
Authors: Jenifer M. Pinkham and Robert F. Lynch, Jr.
This past legislative session, “An Act Relative to the Judicial Enforcement of Noncompetition Agreements” was signed into law . . . Read More.