Legal Briefs: News From Around NH
McLane, Sulloway and Sheehan Phinney firms add attorneys … and more
Beavens joins McLane Middleton
McLane Middleton has announced that attorney Sabrina C. Beavens has joined the firm Sabrina joins the firm as counsel in the Corporate Department and Real Estate Practice Group. Throughout her career, Beavens has advised business clients on matters regarding governance, contracts, finance, general corporate issues, dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, creditors’ rights, real estate, evictions, and succession planning.
U.S. Labor Department to hold listening session on OT regulations
The U.S. Department of Labor will hold an online listening session with employees, employers and other stakeholders in the Northeast on Friday, May 13, on possible revisions to the regulations that enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees.
The FLSA requires employers to pay most U.S. employees at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, and overtime pay at not less than time and one-half the regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The law, however, provides an exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay for workers employed as “bona fide” executive, administrative or professional employees.
“Our goal is to use these sessions to listen, engage the public and hear their perspectives on the possible impact of changes to the regulations,” explained Acting Wage and Hour Division Administrator Jessica Looman. “In today’s competitive labor market, job quality and fair pay are critical to retaining and recruiting the people needed to keep businesses open.”
Looman added that “industry demands and the challenges employers face are an important part of any discussion on regulatory change. We want to hear from industry leaders and employers.”
The session will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. To register, click here.
Two attorneys join Sulloway & Hollis
Timothy A. Sorenson and Paula R. Domanski have joined the law firm of Sulloway & Hollis. Sorensen is a member of the Trusts and Estates Group and focuses his practice on estate planning, tax planning, estate and trust administration, and probate matters. Domanski joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and focuses her practice on the defense of medical malpractice and insurance matters. Both are based in the firm’s Concord office.
UNH Law panel to probe healthcare equity
A hybrid event, “Equitable and Affordable Healthcare: A Share
Responsibility,” will be presented from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 by the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.
The event will feature panels on the “Growing Worry about Rising Costs and Inequities in the U.S. Healthcare System” and “State Action to Address Healthcare Affordability & Equity” in New England as well as a discussion on “Our Shared Responsibility.”
The event is hosted by Lucy C. Hodder of the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Jo Porter, director of the Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and Deborah Fournier, Senior Associate, Health Law and Policy, Institute for Health Policy and Practice.
To register, click here.
Sheehan Phinney adds Kilchenstein
Eric T. Kilchenstein has joined the firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA, working primarily out of the firm’s Portsmouth and Manchester offices. His practice includes commercial real estate, general corporate work and commercial finance across numerous industry sectors. He has experience representing businesses, nonprofits and institutional clients of all sizes.