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Developments in the Dynamic World

of Business and Employment Law

Compliance With Massachusetts’ Earned Sick Time Law

On July 1, 2015, MGL Chapter 149, Section 148C, Massachusetts’ Earned Sick Time For Employees law goes into effect, and with it thousands of employees begin accruing time-off rights that were not previously enjoyed. Who gets sick time off? The voter approved initiative potentially entitles all non-federal government workers in Massachusetts sick time off from work to care for the…
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Bennett & Belfort Welcomes Attorney Sarah Amundson to the Firm!

Bennett & Belfort P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Sarah Amundson to the firm!  Attorney Amundson was officially sworn in, and signed the register of attorneys, on November 19, 2014 at Historic Faneuil Hall.  The ceremony was conducted by Maura S. Doyle, Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court and presided over by SJC Chief Justice Ralph D.…
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Bennett & Belfort, P.C. Attorneys Secure Verdict of Nearly $500,000 in Superior Court Business Litigation dispute.

Attorneys Eric LeBlanc and Todd Bennett recently secured a verdict of nearly $500,000 in a business litigation dispute involving shareholders of a closely held corporation. The Bennett & Belfort, P.C. trial team represented Peter Trowt and Beverly Storage & Trailer Leasing, Inc. As outlined in an 18 page written opinion, the Hon. Justice Cornetta rendered a verdict in favor of…
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FOUR BENNETT & BELFORT ATTORNEYS SELECTED AS “SUPERLAWYERS,” AND DAVID BELFORT AND TODD BENNETT WERE SELECTED AS “TOP 100 LAWYERS IN NEW ENGLAND”

Bennett & Belfort, P.C. is proud to announce that four of its members were selected as “Super Lawyers” by their peers. Additionally, partners, David E. Belfort and Todd J. Bennett, were selected as two of 2014’s Top 100 lawyers in New England. Bennett & Belfort, P.C. attorneys that were selected as 2014 Super lawyers are: David Belfort under the category…
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PARTNER, TODD BENNETT, AND ASSOCIATE, SARAH AMUNDSON, QUOTED ON BOSTON.COM

On September 24, 2014, Partner, Todd Bennett, Esq., and Associate, Sarah Amundson, were quoted on Boston.com.  The article entitled, “Should I be Paid if I’m On-Call?” was written by Elaine Varelas, of Keystone Partners, who is a regular contributor to the “Job Doc” section of Boston.com.  “Should I be Paid if I’m On-Call?” discusses the test for determining whether an…
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When it Comes to Disability Accommodations, Employers Can’t Just Talk the Talk

We are pleased to announce that Bennett & Belfort, P.C. Attorney Michael L. Mason recently defeated a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a disabled employee seeking the accommodation of a ramp up period when returning from a medical leave of absence. In Cronin v. Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, a case alleging disability discrimination in the workplace, the…
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COURT FINDS THAT AN ELECTRONICALLY SIGNED AGREEMENT PERFECTS A MECHANIC’S LIEN

 In a case that modernizes the Massachusetts mechanics’ lien statute, M.G.L. c. 254 et seq., Bennett & Belfort Attorney Eric LeBlanc successfully argued that electronic signatures satisfy the mechanics’ lien statute’s “written contract” requirement.  In the recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision Clean Properties, Inc. v. Riselli, the Middlesex Superior Court decided that “othing in the mechanics’ lien statute requires a…
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