PFML PART 2-Caring for a Family Member with a Serious Health Condition

Hannah Konowitz Employment Law, Hannah Konowitz, Hannah Konowitz, Uncategorized

Most benefits offered under Massachusetts’ Paid Family Medical Leave (“PFML”) went into effect January 1, 2021. Beginning July 1, eligible employees may now apply for benefits (including up to 12 weeks of leave) to care for a family member with … Read more »

You Received a Certified Letter and the Return Addressee Is the Board of Registration in Medicine: 10 Do’s and Don’ts to Protect Your Professional License

Andrew L. Hyams Andrew L. Hyams, Health Care Law, Professional Licensure and Discipline

A certified letter arrives with a dreaded return address: “Board of Registration in Medicine, Wakefield, MA.” Now what?

1. Do not respond hastily. Resist the temptation to answer it yourself immediately, in the hopes that a quick response from you … Read more »

Massachusetts Appeals Court Clarifies Condominium Unit Owners’ Rights to Protest Condominium Fines and Late Fees

Mark Lichtenstein Condominium Law, Litigation, Mark Lichtenstein, Real Estate Disputes, Real Estate Disputes Litigation, Real Estate Law

A recent 2021 decision rendered by the Appeals Court in Trustees of 10 Porter Street Condo Trust v. Cerda has clarified the rights of unit owners to protest the payment of fines and late fees associated with the payment of … Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts’ New Paid Family Medical Leave Act

Milton Kerstein Employment Law, Employment Law Litigation, Hannah Konowitz, Milton L. Kerstein

Beginning January 1, 2021, Massachusetts employees are eligible for a new state-offered benefit granting up to 26 weeks of job protected leave for medical and family reasons. Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) is a benefit separate from the federal government’s … Read more »

Student Rights in the COVID Era: Special Education and College Safety Contracts

Andra J. Hutchins Andra J. Hutchins, Education Law, Higher Education Matters, School Discipline and Student Rights

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, but this fall, the focus of many will be on the education system – both public and private, secondary and higher education. Now that schools and colleges have reopened, and after a … Read more »

Hidden Treasures: Your Massachusetts Automobile Insurance Policy

E. Steven Coren E. Steven Coren, Personal Injury

If you watch television, you have probably seen those advertisements by automobile insurance companies promising that “you pay for only what you need” and similar claims. Did you ever think about why they advertise like this? It is for two … Read more »