Attorneys Murphy and Spatafore to Speak on Panel at MassSHRM Legislative Conference

Attorneys Murphy and Spatafore to Speak on Panel at MassSHRM Legislative Conference

Kathy Murphy and Sarah Spatafore will be panelists at the Massachusetts SHRM State Council’s first statewide Legislative Conference. This event will be held on March 1, 2019 in Boston. The conference will focus on topics important to Human Resources professionals, with a focus on new and upcoming changes to employment laws. Kathy and Sarah will be discussing the new laws in Massachusetts that impact employers and providing practical advice about how to best come into compliance.

2019 MassSHRM Legislative Conference

March 1, 2019 (8:00AM-5:30PM)

Suffolk University Law School

120 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02108

 

Click here for ticket purchase information

What's Happening @ MHTL?

View All News

St Florian & Feeney Named By Board of Bar Overseers

MHTL is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been named by the Board of Bar Overseers to serve as Hearing Officers for the 2019-2021 term. Alisia St. Florian is a Partner in the firm’s Education Department. Focusing her practice on the representation of public school districts and collaborative schools in matters pertaining to special education, student discipline and civil rights matters. Matthew Feeney is an Attorney in the firm’s litigation department, having served as an Assistant District Attorney prior to joining the firm. Matt has extensive trial experience with close to 100 jury trials in his career. MHTL is honored to be the only firm having two of its attorneys serving as BBO Hearing Officers for this upcoming term.

Read More

Legal Updates

View All Updates

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes [Again] Increasing Salary Minimum for Federal Overtime Exemption

As you know from prior Client Alerts, in 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed, among other things, increasing the “salary level test” for exempt employees from the current $455 per week (or $23,660/year) to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $970 per week (or $50,440/year).  The DOL also proposed increasing the “highly compensated employee” exemption from the current $100,000 per year to an indexed amount originally proposed at about $123,000 per year.  After those changes were memorialized in a Final Rule, these proposed changes were challenged in court and essentially abandoned by DOL after the 2016 election.

Read More