New York State Testing Concerns

By Paul T. O’Neill, Jaime A. Fernand and Lisa J. Holtzmuller 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…

R.I. Supreme Court: No Individual Liability for Unlawful Employment Practices

In a recent decision, the Rhode Island Supreme Court unanimously held that the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act (“FEPA”)— Rhode Island’s employment anti-discrimination statute—does not provide for the individual liability of a supervisory employee. The case, Mancini v. City…

Major changes for physician non-compete agreements in RI and CT

Earlier this summer, the state legislatures in Rhode Island and Connecticut passed significant legislation concerning the use of non-compete agreements for physicians. On July 12, 2016, RI governor Gina Raimondo signed into law a sweeping prohibition of the use of…

Best Practices for Non-Profit Boards of Directors

By W. Parish Lentz In recent weeks, we have seen headlines in Massachusetts and Rhode Island related to major criminal investigations in the non-profit community. These scandals range from the misappropriation of grant funding to excessive compensation or private benefit at…