August 2019

How Not to Advertise Your Recreational Marijuana Business in Massachusetts: Neon Signs and Other Prohibited Practices

Most businesses in Massachusetts are free to market their business using a variety of creative advertising methods. Neon signs? Usually no problem. Vinyl-wrapped vehicles? Great exposure. Hosting a giveaway or handing out coupons? A good way to get new cus…

Rhode Island Noncompete Legislation

On July 15, 2019, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law the Rhode Island Noncompetition Agreement Act ("the Act"). Rhode Island joins a growing list of states (including neighboring Massachusetts) that have enacted legislation to significantly restrict th…

June 2019

FAQs on Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Law

On June 20, 2018, Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts Paid Family Leave (PFMLA) into law. Since then, the newly-created Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave published two sets of draft regulations on the PFMLA. In addition, last week Go…

Connecticut Passes Several Employment-related Bills in 2019

The 2019 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly included more legislation affecting employment than has any session of that body in recent memory. There were bills pertaining to minimum wage hikes, paid family leave, changes to non-compete agr…

May 2019

Hinckley Allen Represents Journalist in First Amendment Case

Hinckley Allen attorneys William S. Fish, Jr. and Alexa Millinger along with the Yale Law School Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic defended journalist Nancy Chapman, the founder of a non-profit news site, in a pro-bono case involving a complaint …

April 2019

Assange’s Long Standoff Ends With U.K. Arrest, U.S. Hack Charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and charged in the U.S. with conspiracy, partner Michael Koenig comments.