July 2019

Tariffs, Taxes, and Trade Wars: Using Material Price Escalation Clauses to Mitigate Risk in an Uncertain Political Climate

Current economic conditions and recent changes to trade policy governing the importation of goods crucial to construction activities—aluminum, steel, fuel, etc.—have had a significant impact on the cost of these and other goods in recent years. As a re…

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…

Legal “Gray Area” Surrounds CBD-Infused Food and Beverages

2018 was a busy year for the cannabis industry in the Northeast. David S. Hirsch explains what it will take for the production, distribution and sale of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products to move out of the legal "gray area."

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

Partner’s Perspective: Advice for Hinckley Allen’s Summer Associate Class of 2019

This week we kick off our annual Summer Associate program. Each year, this program provides law students with an opportunity to learn first-hand about working in a law firm. In my role as Assignment Coordinator, it’s my job to provide them with the found…

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 …