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Beware of Employee and Wage Claims

Employers face the constant challenge of regulatory requirements, which are constantly changing.  To further complicate matters,  compliance with employment obligations to employees varies from the employer’s home state to other states where remote employees work.  An employer’s compliance failure, regardless of whether it was inadvertent or minor, could provide an employee with an opportunity for…READ MORE

Author: Heather Sunderman, Lawrence S. Jacobs, Andrew H. Milne, Jose L. Espejo

Creating Covenants That Help Plan the Development of Multi-Use/Multi-Owner Projects: Reciprocal Easement Agreements (“REAs”)

If you are the developer of a multi-use project or are planning to develop a large real estate project with multiple owners, a reciprocal easement agreement (“REAs”) may be an appropriate avenue for the coordination of the development and future maintenance of the project. REAs are legal agreements, customarily recorded in the local land records,…READ MORE

Author: Heather Sunderman, Lawrence S. Jacobs, Andrew H. Milne, Jose L. Espejo, Andrew H. Milne, Michael A. Faerber

Beware of Treble Damages for Late Payment of Wages

Massachusetts, like Maryland and the District of Columbia (which has a liquidated damages provision requiring 4 times the wages due), has treble damages when wages are late. According to the Massachusetts statute, the terminated employee must be paid all wages due on the date of discharge, while an employee who resigns must be paid by…READ MORE

Author: Heather Sunderman, Lawrence S. Jacobs, Andrew H. Milne, Jose L. Espejo, Andrew H. Milne, Michael A. Faerber, Jose L. Espejo

Hiding Assets In Cryptocurrency

When going through a divorce, identifying and locating your spouse’s assets can often be a complicated and challenging endeavor. With the rise in the popularity of cryptocurrency in recent years, this task has become even more complex. Cryptocurrency is a currency that is maintained digitally and without reliance on banks or other central authorities. The…READ MORE

Author: Heather Sunderman, Lawrence S. Jacobs, Andrew H. Milne, Jose L. Espejo, Andrew H. Milne, Michael A. Faerber, Jose L. Espejo, Jennifer A. Manley-Kapoor

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Make Key Changes Following The Tragic Surfside Condominium Collapse

The Collapse In the early morning hours of June  24, 2021, the Champlain Towers South Condominium, a 12-story beachfront condominium in Surfside, Florida, collapsed as people watched in horror.  Ninety-eight people died and dozens were injured.  Soon afterward it was revealed that the condominium had structural problems that went unaddressed for several years.  Its concrete…READ MORE

Author: Heather Sunderman, Lawrence S. Jacobs, Andrew H. Milne, Jose L. Espejo, Andrew H. Milne, Michael A. Faerber, Jose L. Espejo, Jennifer A. Manley-Kapoor, Judyann M. Lee

The Federal OSHA Mandatory Vaccination Requirements Are Here!

If you recall, President Biden announced in September that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) would be issuing a mandate requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to have a mandatory vaccination policy to minimize the spread of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace and protect unvaccinated employees. OSHA released the emergency temporary standard…READ MORE

Author: Heather Sunderman, Lawrence S. Jacobs, Andrew H. Milne, Jose L. Espejo, Andrew H. Milne, Michael A. Faerber, Jose L. Espejo, Jennifer A. Manley-Kapoor, Judyann M. Lee, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino