COVID-19 Planning Tool for Schools/Districts

Designed by Paul T. O’Neill – In consultation with many schools, Paul T. O’Neill has developed a rubric for programs to use in planning for the summer and coming school year despite the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis….

Client Alert: Ban lifted on nursing home arbitration agreements

By Greg Vanden-Eykel The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a “final rule” that long term care facilities are permitted to use pre-dispute, binding arbitration agreements. Effective September 16, 2019, a facility may utilize arbitration agreements, but…

Grandparent Visitation in Rhode Island

On March 13, 2019, the Rhode Island Supreme Court issued an opinion clarifying the law surrounding grandparent visitation in Rhode Island.  If you or someone you know is a grandparent who is unable to see their grandchild or facing extremely…

New York State Testing Concerns

We want to send you and your students good vibes and good luck for the upcoming state tests. As you gear up for the testing, here are a few reminders from the lawyers: Make sure that test administration is carried…

Rhode Island DUI Laws, Penalties and Sentencing

If you have been charged with a DUI in Rhode Island, you are potentially subject to serious criminal and financial repercussions. Please contact us immediately so that we can aggressively advocate on your behalf to obtain the best result possible….

Employer Alert: NLRB Changes Independent Contractor Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that it will revert back to the long-standing common-law test for determining independent contractor status. This overrules a 2014 NLRB decision, which modified the common-law test by limiting the impact of entrepreneurial…

Client Alerts

Education Client Alert: Rhode Island Public Schools to Provide Education to Students with Disabilities Through Age 22

Legal protections for youth sports volunteers in Massachusetts

Although participating as a volunteer in a youth sports organization can be very rewarding, the nature of youth sports carries obvious risks of injuries to the participants. Unfortunately, these injuries sometimes lead to lawsuits against the coaches, officials, and organizers…