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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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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Massachusetts Pay Equity Act Becomes Effective July 1, 2018

Signed by Governor Baker on August 1, 2016, the MAssachusetts Pay Equity Act ("MEPA") is scheduled to become effective on MAssachusets employers on July 1, 2018.  This new law amends Chapter 149, s. 105A of the Genearl Laws, which already prohibits discimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex for "like or comparable" work."  Although federal and state law already prohibits disciminatory pay practices on the basis of sex/gender, MEPA clarifies certain definitions and includes additional restrictions and protections.  MEPA applies to nearly all employers in MAssachusetts, including private employers (regardless of size), and state and municpal employers (MEPA does not apply to the federal government).

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