Speaking Engagements

"Easements, Rights of Way & Access to Property, Beaches & Waterbodies"
Law and Practice Issues for Private and Public Easements
Featuring: Robert S. Mangiaratti
Materials include:
"Who Can Go Where Along the Seashore"
A Summary of Property Law on
Massachusetts Tidal Flats

Federal Health Care Reform: How employers can act and plan for the future in the face of new Federal Health Care Legislation
Hosted by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse,Thomas W. Colomb & Brian P. Fox

Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association Meeting
"Tax Title Process: The Disposition of Tax Titled Property"
Featuring: David A. DeLuca

Annual Employment Update
Presented by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse, Arthur P. Murphy, Donald L. Graham, Kathryn M. Murphy, Thomas W. Colomb,
Brian P. Fox as well as other firm attorneys

"A Legal and Fiduciary Update"
Presented by the International Society of Certified
Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS)
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse

"You and Your Business": Cost-Cutting Strategies During a Recessionary Economy
Presented by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse & Thomas W. Colomb

Annual ICSEBS Employee Benefits Symposium
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
Topics include U.S. Recent Legal Decisions inEmployee Benefits,Labor and Employment Law

"You and Your Business" - Cost-Cutting Strategies and Legal Considerations During a Recessionary Economy
Presented by the Cape Cod Human Resources Association
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse & Thomas W. Colomb

Leadership Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Economy
Presented by the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse & Thomas W. Colomb

New Selectmen's Training Seminar
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Municipal Association
and the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association
Featuring John P. Flynn & Brandon H. Moss
Topics include open meeting law and public records law

Massachusetts Association of Vocational School Administrators Meeting
Featuring Edward F. Lenox, President of the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys

Legislative Updates in Employee Benefits
Presented by ISCEBS Boston Chapter
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse

The Survey Group Seminar: Massachusetts Wage Laws - What is Really New?
Featuring Kathryn M. Murphy

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Council Meeting
Featuring Katherine A. Hesse

Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association (MMPA) Program Meeting
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse, Nan O'Neill,Thomas W. Colomb & Brian P. Fox

"Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Are You in Compliance"
Featuring:Katherine A.Hesse & Brian P. Fox
Massachusetts Council For Home Care Aide Services

IFEBP - Annual Employee Benefits Conference
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse

ISCEBS - Annual Employee Benefits Symposium
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
Topic:U.S. Recent Legal Decisions in U.S. Employment Benefits Labor and Employment Law

Lorman - Employee Discharge and Documentation in Massachusetts
Featuring:Thomas W. Colomb

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Dr. Charles Desmond Receives Award from Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus for Black Excellence on the Hill

Congratulations to Charles F. Desmond, Ed.D., for being recognized by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC) for Black Excellence on the Hill! Charlie has made numberious contributions to society, as well as MHTL as a member of the firm's Advisory Board.  The MBLLC Black Excellence on the Hill event was held at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday February 4, 2019, and those in attendance include Representative Carlos González, Representative Bud Williams, and Representative Chynah Tyler, who recognized Charlie as an Honoree at the event.

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Legal Updates

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Supreme Judicial Court- Refusing to Grant a Lateral Transfer to a Preferred Position May Constitute an Adverse Employment Action

In a recent decision, Yee v. Massachusetts State Police, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held for the first time that denying an employee’s request for a lateral transfer can constitute an adverse employment action under the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B which prohibits discrimination in the workplace.  The Court’s decision addresses the scope of employment actions on which an aggrieved employee may base a discrimination claim, going beyond commonly-challenged actions such as a refusal to hire, a promotional bypass, or discipline.

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