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Kevin Callanan To Receive Allan Hale Award

On December 14, 2017, the Plymouth County Bar Association will honor Kevin Callanan with the Allan Hale Award.  The award is given annually to an attorney at or near retirement who has distinguished himself or herself through professionalism and, in particular, the mentoring of newer lawyers.  Congratulations Kevin!

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Chris Callanan Included in 2017 Super Lawyers Listing

Chris Callanan was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers listing. The list will be published both as a special supplement in Boston Magazine and in New England Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer […]

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Chris Callanan Contributes Employment Law Article to In-House Defense Quarterly

Chris Callanan contributed an article discussing the Massachusetts Pay Equity Law and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and what the new laws mean for Massachusetts employers.  Read the article here:  2017 In-House Def Qtrly

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Kevin Callanan to Participate in Employment Law Panel Discussion on behalf of the Plymouth County Bar

Kevin Callanan will participate in a panel discussion “Hiring, Firing and Everything In Between” along with Helene Horne Figman of Figman Law, P.C. and Maria Mancini Scott of Keches Law Group, PC at the Plymouth County Courthouse, 52 Oberty Street, Plymouth, MA Jury Room on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM. The discussion is […]

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SMC Ranked Among Top 20 Employment Law Firms in Boston

Expertise.com recently included SMC in its ranking of Boston’s Top 20 Employment Law Firms.

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Chris Callanan Included in 2016 Super Lawyers Listing

Chris Callanan was selected for inclusion in the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers listing. The list will be published both as a special supplement in Boston magazine and in New England Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer […]

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SMC Attorneys Prevail in First Circuit Appeal

Kevin and Chris Callanan successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston on behalf of a corporate client and its officers and employees in a complaint alleging violations of civil rights. The Appeals Court unanimously affirmed the District Court’s decision allowing our motion to dismiss a complaint alleging […]

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Ben Stevenson Co-Chairs MCLE Taking Depositions Seminar

Ben Stevenson co-chaired the MCLE’s “Taking Depositions” seminar in Boston. Thirty-two attorneys attended this popular annual MCLE seminar to learn the fundamentals of good deposition practice through a series of faculty presentations and coached break-out practice sessions. The seminar covered a variety of topics of instruction and training including preparing for, taking, and defending depositions […]

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Are You Correctly Classifying Your Independent Contractor?

Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law: A Trap For Employers            The Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law makes it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  Paired with stiff civil and criminal penalties, the law can have costly results for employers who get it wrong.  The following […]

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Employment Law Update: Massachusetts’ Sick Leave Law

What Massachusetts Employers Need to Know About the New Earned Sick Time Law The Earned Sick Time ballot question recently approved by Massachusetts voters impacts all Massachusetts employers.  Effective July 1, 2015, the new law entitles employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time in accordance with certain conditions. How much earned sick time can […]

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