April 6, 2018
1. THE CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION (CCC) CURRENT PROGRAM
A. Recreational licenses for marijuana establishments and individual marijuana agents may be submitted beginning on April 2, 2018 for certain applicants. Eligible applicants and timelines are as follows:
March 28, 2018
On May 23, 2018, Davis Malm shareholder Tamsin R. Kaplan will be chairing the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminar, “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law.” The program will provide lawyers of all practice groups with the resources needed to get up to speed on new developments in the law, and to effectively advise their clients on employment law matters. Topics will include an explanation of the employment “life cycle” from recruitment to termination, and tips on how to manage the employment relationship, reduce risk, spot potential claims and, when necessary, end the relationship to the client’s advantage. Ms. Kaplan will be joined by employment lawyers Lawrence P. Murray, of Burns & Levinson LLP, and Jody L. Newman, of Hogan Lovells LLP.
March 15, 2018
On April 1, 2018, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the Act) will become effective and impact employers in Massachusetts with six or more employees. The Act requires Massachusetts employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and those who are breastfeeding. The Act also prohibits employers from:
February 8, 2018
The chapter, “Data Security,” provides guidance on the data security legal requirements that affect small practices, including breach notifications, risk assessment, encryption, and password suggestions. The chapter also discusses how to develop and implement a Written Information Security Plan (WISP).
January 26, 2018
On January 26, 2018, Davis Malm attorneys joined nearly 700 lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals for the 19th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. The Davis Malm contingent was led by Daniel T. Janis and Samuel B. Moskowitz, and included C. Michael Malm, Haritha D. Ambros, James E. Gallagher, and Alicia R. Selman.
One of the largest lobbying events on Beacon Hill, the Walk to the Hill traditionally draws hundreds of lawyers to the State House to request their legislators’ support for civil legal aid funding. This year, the Equal Justice Coalition’s legislative funding campaign called on state lawmakers to provide $23 million in funding for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) line item in the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget.
January 25, 2018
Mr. Matsko’s panel, “Unexpected Liabilities and Exposures,” will discuss unforeseen issues, including the role of the de facto merger doctrine in the sale of corporate assets, provide insight into how courts apply the de facto merger doctrine to avoid unfairness to stockholders or creditors, and analyze the conditions that may be imposed to avoid possible application of the doctrine.
January 25, 2018
The program addressed the challenges that small business executives face when trying to protect their IP, money, and network security. Panelists reviewed and explored various methods of protecting against piracy, breach of confidentially, and cyber-attacks through the use of technology, insurance, and legal protection.
January 24, 2018
Amy exemplifies all of the traits and characteristics of Davis Malm’s brand and culture. She is a talented attorney who is passionate and committed to client service and to serving the firm. Her leadership, business, and client skills make her an ideal choice to lead our firm as we build on our strengths and expand on opportunities. Paul Feldman, Past President
January 24, 2018
The full-day program covered a wide range of zoning topics, and Mr. Feldman’s presentation focused on obtaining special permits and variances under municipal zoning by-laws.
January 5, 2018
The start of a new year is a great time to check your company’s overall cybersecurity and privacy health and fix any problems early in the budget cycle. Below are some key questions to ask your information technology, human relations, and legal personnel to ensure your company’s data security and privacy policies will keep you safe throughout 2018. 1. Does your company have a written information security plan (WISP) that includes all of the following: