Significant changes to the laws regulating paid and unpaid employee leave policies become effective in the next few months. As of July 1, 2015, earned sick leave is a statutorily guaranteed benefit to Massachusetts employees. Pursuant to a referendum passed by voters on November 4, 2014, all businesses with 11 or more employees will have
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Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C. helps give Massachusetts Women and Minority Owned Businesses a Competitive Edge in the Marketplace
For over ten years, Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro’s corporate team has been providing legal advice for qualified candidates applying for certification status through the Massachusetts’ Supplier Diversity Office (SDO). SDO, formerly known as the State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance, is an agency within the Massachusetts state government that helps promote the development
On August 8, 2014, the Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Domestic Violence” creating leave of up to 15 days per 12 month period for employees suffering from domestic violence. The law only applies to employers who have 50 or more employees. This leave can be paid or unpaid at the
As of July 1, 2015, earned sick leave is a statutorily guaranteed benefit to Massachusetts employees. Pursuant to a referendum passed by voters on November 4, 2014, all businesses with 11 or more employees will have to provide paid sick leave and businesses with 10 or less employees will have to provide unpaid sick leave.
Theresa Barbadoro of Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C. honored for excellence by Mass. Lawyers Weekly
Theresa Barbadoro Koppanati, an associate at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C., was recently honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at its Excellence in the Law event banquet on May 1 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Ms. Theresa, along with 24 “up and coming” attorneys in the greater Boston area, was recognized for their
A good judge of new small business. Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C. helps select winner of Quick Pitch competition.
When it comes to presentations before judges, the attorneys at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C., are used to being on the other side of the bench. On April 4, Attorney Warren Baker was in one of the judge’s seats, listening to small business pitches from seven budding entrepreneurs as part of the Quincy Center for
Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C., has partnered with DOVE, a domestic violence assistance organization, on a canned food and coat drive for the month of November. During month of November, Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C. will be collecting non-perishable food items in containers situated in both their offices at 300 Crown Colony Drive in Quincy
Whenever the forecast calls for a significant winter storm many of us secretly hope for the return of a favorite childhood tradition: the snow day. Given the prevalence of snow storms in the Boston area many employees indeed have the opportunity to enjoy a snow day or two every year. However, many employers are left
Did you know that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides a limited government subsidy for employees’ COBRA continuation coverage. The Recovery Act provides a 65% subsidy for COBRA continuation premiums for up to 9 months for workers who have been involuntarily terminated and for their families. This applies to group health plans
When an employer optimistically entered into a written employment contract with a young executive that included a substantial salary over a ten-year term, executive perks and retirement benefits through age 65, as well as a generous severance package, the employer turned to Attorney Jonathan Braverman for help when it became readily apparent that the young