August 21, 2019 | Employment Law |

New Rhode Island Law Limits Non-Compete Agreements

By : Brian J. Lamoureux

Rhode Island recently joined a growing list of states with laws limiting the ability of employers to use non-compete agreements in the workplace. Employers often insist that employees sign non-compete…

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April 30, 2019 | Employment Law |

DOL Issues New Opinion on Expanding Benefits Under The Family Medical Leave Act

By : Meagan L. Thomson, &

With the latest pronouncement by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) regarding the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), employers are wise to review and revise leave policies to ensure that they…

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July 19, 2018 | Employment Law |

No More Agency Fees for Public Employees

By : Array, & Samantha M. Vasques and William E. O’Gara

For over forty years, public-sector unions could impose what were known as “agency fees” on non-members. The logic was that a union serving as the exclusive representative of a unit…

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May 15, 2018 | Employment Law |

New Law Alert: Use Hands Free Device While Driving in Rhode Island

By : Brian J. Lamoureux, &

Rhode Island’s new “hands-free” driving law goes into effect on June 1, 2018. This law prohibits you from holding your phone up to your ear while driving. The law permits…

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