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Editor's note: This is the fourth and final installment in a series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Hours after a Rhode Island Superior … 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
(Updated 3:36 p.m.) Patrick Marr will become chief of staff for the Rhode Island Treasury on June 15, replacing Jeff Padwa, who is returning to the private sector. 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
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin runs his office like a business – and with 236 employees, it's the largest law firm in the state. Kilmartin, in the fifth year of his term-limited tenure, discusses his views on issues ranging from the … 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
1 As the Providence office managing partner, what was your role in Locke Lord's recent merger with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP? My role became significant after the merger, where I was able to use my knowledge of the corporate practices … more
(Updated 4:40 p.m.) Eleven Locke Lord lawyers have been hired by international employment and labor firm Littler Mendelson PC, four of whom hail from the Providence office of Locke Lord, Littler Mendelson announced on Monday. more
In 1991, the largest law firm in Rhode Island, Edwards & Angell, had 171 local attorneys. The next-biggest player, Hinckley, Allen, Snyder & Cohen, had 140. By last year, what it meant to be big in the Rhode Island legal industry had … more
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