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

Monday, October 25, 2010 1:30pm - 5:30pm
MCLE Conference Center
10 Winter Place
Boston, MA

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:DavidA. DeLuca
April 14, 2010
Pleasant Valley Country Club - Sutton, MA

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 &Samantha E. Kaplan
March 4, 2010
Quincy, MA
To view the materials from the presentation,click here.

"A Legal and Fiduciary Update"
Presented by the International Society of Certified
Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS)
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
November 9-10, 2009
Orlando, FL

"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
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Holiday Inn Brockton
195 Westgate Dr.
Brockton, MA

28th Annual ICSEBS Employee Benefits Symposium
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
Topics include U.S. Recent Legal Decisions inEmployee Benefits,Labor and Employment Law
August 9-12, 2009
Mandalay Bay Resortand Casino
Las Vegas, NV

"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
Rte. 132
Holiday Inn
Hyannis, MA

Leadership Challenges and Opportunities in the 2009 Economy
Presented by the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse&Thomas W. Colomb
Walpole Country Club
233 Baker St.
Walpole, MA
June 16, 2009

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 includeopen meeting law and publicrecords law
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
June 13, 2009

Massachusetts Association of Vocational School Administrators Meeting
Featuring Edward F. Lenox, President of the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys
Courtyard Marriott
75 Felton St.
Marlborough, MA
May 1, 2009

Legislative Updates in Employee Benefits
Presented by ISCEBS Boston Chapter
Featuring: Katherine A. Hesse
Raytheon Company
Waltham, MA
April 15, 2009

2009 Employment Law Update
Presented by: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP
& The South Shore Chamber of Commerce
Monday, March 23, 2009
Boston Marriott Quincy
1000 Marriott Dr.
Quincy, MA 02169
Topics:Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act
New Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations
Amendments to COBRA
Employee Free Choice Act
Notable Labor & Employment Cases of 2008-09

The Survey Group Seminar: Massachusetts Wage Laws - What is Really New?
Featuring Kathryn M. Murphy
The University of Phoenix
1Van de Graaff Dr.
Burlington, MA
March 10, 2009

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Council Meeting
Featuring Katherine A. Hesse
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
15 Crissey Rd.
Great Barrington, MA
March 9, 2009
Topic: Worker classification assues affecting small businesses in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association (MMPA) Program Meeting
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse, Nan O'Neill,Thomas W. Colomb&Brian P. Fox
Stonehill College
320 Washington St
Easton, MA
March 6, 2009
Topic:Changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

"Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Are You in Compliance"
Featuring:Katherine A.Hesse&Brian P. Fox
Massachusetts Council For Home Care Aide Services
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington St. 10th Floor
Boston, MA
January 27, 2009

IFEBP - 54th Annual Employee Benefits Conference
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
November 16-17, 2008

ISCEBS - 27th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium
Featuring:Katherine A. Hesse
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort
Lake Buena Vista
September 23, 2008
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
Holiday Inn Dedham/Boston
Friday, September 12, 2008

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St. Mary's Center for Women and Children Diamonds of Dorchester

On October 20, 2016, Attorney Katherine Hesse introduced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker at the annual St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children Diamonds of Dorchester event which was held at the Westin Copley Place.  Ms. Hesse currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children which focuses on offering innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty.  As Governor Baker noted, the St. Mary’s Center has been known for “healing” for well over 100 years.   According to Attorney Hesse, “of the many charities in which I have been involved over the last 40 years of my professional career, St. Mary’s is closest to my heart.”  Other highlights of the evening included Lorrie Higgins receiving the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence based upon her advocacy of and commitment in helping those most vulnerable in our community.  Over six hundred individuals attended the event, which raised approximately $500,000 for the women and children who rely upon the center.  

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Program On Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) Rescinded

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum announcing the rescission of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum entitled Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children, which had established the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred to as “DACA.” This may have a significant impact on employers who rely on individuals in their workforce with lawful immigration status through DACA.

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