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Felicia S. Vasudevan

Ms. Vasudevan is an attorney in the firm’s Education Law Group, working in regular and special education issues. Immediately prior to coming to Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, she clerked for Justice Bassett of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Ms. Vasudevan received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University, with a major in Public Policy.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  While in law school, Ms. Vasudevan participated in the Tenant Advocacy Project, a negotiation clinic, and interned at Massachusetts Appleseed and at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.  Prior to law school, she taught high school mathematics for two years in San Jose, California, as part of Teach for America, and trained the incoming Teach for America Corps Members at Teach for America’s Summer Institute.  

During law school, she was awarded the Education Pioneers Fellowship and the Rappaport Fellowship.

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CCHRA 2018 Labor & Employment Law Update

Cape Cod Human Resources Association is hosting its 2018 Labor & Employment Law Update, presented by MHTL attorneys Katherine Hesse, Kier Wachterhauser and Sarah Spatafore.  This event will feature a discussion of recent legal decisions, updates, and late breaking developments (such as the Equal Pay Act effective July 1, 2018), and the lessons employers need to know for the coming year.

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Governor Baker Signs “Grand Bargain” Bill

On June 28, 2018, Governor Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” bill advanced by the Legislature to address issues relating to minimum wage, Sunday overtime pay, an annual Sales Tax Holiday, and, perhaps most important, establishing paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts. Below is a brief summary of this new legislation.  This law will go into effect in stages and has a number of aspects that will be clarified through regulations and guidance from the state agencies tasked with interpreting and enforcing these new laws. Overall, this bill was touted as a “compromise” between business and labor groups in order to keep corresponding ballot questions off the November 2018 ballot.

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