Feb
28

“The times they are a-changing”

Ever since Donald Trump was elected President, I noticed an increase in activism. A day has not gone by in which I am not engaged in conversation about a Trump Policy. I realize that I was not concerned about the position I took or the position of the person I was talking with, but rather… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Massachusetts has one of the most employee-friendly independent contractor laws in the United States. Under the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law, which is also stricter than federal law, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 148B, a worker will be considered an employee unless the employer can show that all three prongs of the independent contractor test… Continue reading »

Jun
21

Contract law and Texting

There is a new twist on Crosby, Still Nash and Young’s “Teach your children well” is now “Children teach your parents well!” R U K? This type of expression has become very familiar to us. Welcome to the world of texting. Until recently, I understood it to be a great and quick way to stay… Continue reading »

Oct
25

Avoid a Slippery Situation: Take the Right Steps to Prevent Falls on Snow and Ice

In the K&G Spring newsletter, I wrote about a pending decision in the Supreme Judicial Court that could impact a property or business owner’s liability with regard to snow related injuries. In Papadopoulos v. Target Corp. et. al., the Court re-evaluated the long-standing legal standard for determining liability in snow and ice cases. For over… Continue reading »

Feb
03

Compliance Tips for Condo Owners and Associations

Many condominium associations are all too familiar with the phenomenon of the one condominium owner who refuses to comply with association rules and regulations, particularly common area maintenance fees and the like. There is, however, legal recourse in such situations. Ownership of a condominium unit is a hybrid form of interest in real estate, entitling… Continue reading »