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SEXUAL IDENTITY LAW CONTINUES TO EVOLVE

Federal law and precedent involving workplace discrimination based on sexual identity stands in stark contrast to current state laws in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and most "blue" states. However, that could change. Several federal courts have recently recognized that...

WITHHOLDING THAT EMPLOYEE BONUS CAN BE COSTLY

The law regarding an employer’s obligation to pay contractual bonus amounts received significant clarification in a recent Rhode Island case. Why this is important is that Wage Act violations are subject to mandatory double damages plus attorneys’ fees, and can even...

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Nonprofit organizations sometimes find that changing missions or a desire for a more updated image fosters consideration of a change in the entity’s name. There are two options if you wish to alter your nonprofit’s name. The nonprofit can legally change its name by...