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Newsletter December 2016

PREMIUM LEGAL SERVICES WITHOUT THE BOSTON PREMIUM Happy Holidays!  This last month of the year always brings a variety of important events in our lives.  A time when we make decisions about our financial and personal affairs.  Here at Baker, Braverman and Barbadoro, we celebrate another year of helping our clients achieve success in their

New Massachusetts Law Bans Gender Pay Discrimination, Pay Secrecy Policies and Prohibits Asking Prospective Employees About Salary History

The Massachusetts Legislature recently enacted a bill that will go into effect in July of 2018 titled “An Act to Establish Pay Equity”, a sweeping new law aimed at ensuring equal pay for comparable work for all Massachusetts employees.   The Act has several important ramifications for employers. First, the new law bans pay discrimination for

Don’t Slide Into Trouble This Summer

Chances are if you have a swimming pool you are aware of many of the safety precautions such as having a fence; displaying signs prohibiting diving (in shallow pools or shallow parts of the pool) and other well-known hazards.  But did you know that there is a federal regulation concerning the safety of pool slides?

BBB hosts Women’s Networking Event

On June 9, 2016 more than twenty women from varying professions including banking, public relations, elder care, financial services, business consulting and entrepreneurs joined Baker, Braverman & Barbardoro, P.C. attorneys Lisa Bond, Susan Molinari, Theresa Barbadoro Koppanati, Elizabeth Caruso and Brandi Cerasuolo for a night of networking, laughs and painting. The event was hosted at

Lisa Bond named Top Women of the Law Nominee by Mass. Lawyers Weekly

Lisa Bond, Esq. has been nominated for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women of the Law. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women attorneys who have made tremendous professional strides and that have demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field. Attorney Bond has been a lawyer at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C. a Quincy based law firm

Elizabeth Caruso invited to present to Stoughton Council on Aging

Recently, Elizabeth Caruso, a probate and elder law/estate planning attorney at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C., a Quincy based law firm, presented on basic estate planning and asset protection to a group of senior citizens at the Stoughton Council on Aging as part of a Massachusetts Bar Association sponsored event for Elder Law Month.

SBA announces the return of the 504 loan refinance program

In late May of this year the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has re-established the debt refinancing program consistent with the more well- known SBA 504 loan programs.  The 504 loan program was historically only available to purchasers of commercial property.  The debt refinancing program, while available several years ago, was temporary.  The program, which expired

Update On Regulations Defining And Delimiting The Overtime Exemptions For Executive, Administrative And Professional Employees

On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor announced that it will publish a Final Rule updating the exemption of executive, administrative and professional employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Final Rule updates the salary level required for exemptions to ensure that the Fair Labor