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While the collapse of 38 Studios LLC was a singular and precipitous event, the effort to recoup some of the state-guaranteed bond money lost in the deal keeps moving along in drips and drabs. Case in point, the second settlement stemming from the … more
Attorney Alicia Samolis feels very lucky to have the opportunity to specialize in employment law – or what she calls the "juicy side" of business law. "Employment disputes often involve a lot of human elements," said Samolis, a partner at … more
If the current torrid pace continues, mergers and acquisition could reach $4.58 trillion worldwide this year, the highest level on record, according to The Wall Street Journal. Clearly, the rewards of acquiring another business can be great. Yet … more
Rhode Island native Renee Evangelista, a specialist in complex estate planning and settlement techniques, showed the courage of her convictions in 2014 when she left the international legal player Edwards Wildman (now Locke Lord) to form a boutique … more
A revision to the U.S. Department of Labor regulations is expected to result in over 5 million more employees soon being entitled to overtime pay. More specifically, the DOL's proposed rule change will revise current law by requiring that an … more
The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth-employment standards – although states and municipalities may have laws that impose higher standards. It was enacted to protect private-sector workers as … more
Given it is hurricane season, it is appropriate to ask whether Rhode Islanders are any safer from a hurricane today than they were three years ago when Hurricane Sandy hit. The answer is probably "somewhat safer," given the efforts of … more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
What's not to like about excellent health insurance and generous vacation days? The king of all job benefits, however, seems to be feeling respected and knowing your employer is invested in your success. Respect for the person and support … more
Employees at Robinson & Cole can list plenty of reasons why they enjoy working at the law firm, which opened a Providence office six years ago. But the best reason to be there, they say, is the firm's commitment to offering work-life balance along … more
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