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How to respond to COVID-19 or flu in the workplace?

“Jeffrey A. Dretler, Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Rubin and Rudman LLP was quoted by Ask the Job Doc. –Boston.com to share his expertise as he is providing counsel to a wide range of clients also struggling with these challenges. Dretler advises, ‘The best practice for businesses is to continue to follow the CDC’s
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What You Need to Know About Gov. Baker’s Four Phase Reopening Plan

On Monday, May 18, 2020, Governor Baker announced his plan for Reopening Massachusetts.  The plan was the result of work performed by the Reopening Advisory Board that details a four-phased strategy to reopen state businesses and activities.  Phase One of the plan became immediately effective as of May 18, 2020.  The specifics of the four-phase
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What to Know: Returning Employees to the Workplace

Many states have begun to lift the various shelter-in-place orders their governors imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, and many other states will be considering doing so in the near future. While recognizing that the workplace will not look the same, employers are preparing to bring their employees back to the workplace
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Navigating Divorce During COVID-19

It has now been more than one month since we, like most of you, have been asked to isolate ourselves, maintain social distancing, and essentially hunker down at home as we ride out this “storm” more formally known as the COVID-19 public health crisis. During these times each day mostly feels the exact same as
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Governor Baker Signs into Law Legislation that Addresses Challenges Faced by Municipalities to Timely Process and Hear Permitting Applications Resulting from COVID-19

On April 3, 2020, Governor Baker signed into law An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19, which, among other things, seeks to provide relief to cities and towns that are unable to timely process and hear permitting applications due to COVID-19. The law is an effort to balance
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