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THE REFERENCE BLOG

  • Massachusetts minimum wage

    Posted: Dec 18, 2014
    Don’t forget! Effective January 1, 2015, the state’s minimum wage will be going up to $9.00 per hour. This move will put Massachusetts on track to become the state with the highest paying minimum wage in 2017 of $11.00 per hour... Read Full Article
  • New Fire Code Regulations

    Posted: Dec 15, 2014
    As the Boston Globe reported in Sunday’s paper, the state’s fire code will be updated on January 1, 2015. Most noticeable is the adoption of more strict chemical safety regulations, as well as hold-open clips for gas station pumps. Read Full Article
  • From the Collection: Cloud Computing

    Posted: Dec 09, 2014
    Have you signed up for our December 11th seminar, How (and Why) to Move Your Practice to the Cloud? We’ve put together a reading list on cloud computing so that you can learn more before or after this seminar. The following books provide overviews of the laws and regulations surrounding cloud computing, explain how to integrate it in into your firm’s practice, and provide useful recommendations on which applications and websites to consider using. Read Full Article
  • From the Collection: Electronic Discovery Resources

    Posted: Dec 04, 2014
    Last year the SJC approved new rules regarding electronically stored information. Rules 16, 26, 34, 37, and 45 of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure were amended in response to the increasing amount of discoverable information that exists only in electronic formats. These changes are similar, though not identical, to the changes made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26 and 37, which were amended in 2007. On December 9th, 2014, the Social Law Library will be hosting a webinar How to Win Your Case With eDiscovery. Below is a highlight of the resources in our collection that will aid practitioners in understanding and managing electronic discovery. Read Full Article