Massachusetts Property Division Laws – Alimony Attorney

  Property Acquired During Divorce Proceedings Remain Subject to Division When a couple is going through a divorce and figuring out alimony, the amount of alimony is calculated based upon the “length of the marriage.” While this term seems arbitrary, Massachusetts General Law c. 208, § 48, inserted by St. 2011, c. 124, § 3, […]

Massachusetts Employee & Independent Contractor Laws

Employee or Independent Contractor? Are Your Employees Classified Correctly? On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “suffer or permit to work” standard and the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. WHD Administrator, David […]

Changes the Way to File for Green Cards – Immigration Law Firm MA

  New Visa Bulletin for October Changes the Way to File for Green Cards! For years, the United States Department of State has controlled when people can file for permanent residence (green cards) based on family-based and employment-based petitions. For everyone other than a spouse, parent or minor child of a U.S. Citizen, they must […]

Green Card Lottery Begins Today 10-1-2015 – Massachusetts Immigration Law

Green Card Lottery Begins Today! The United States has long been known as a “melting pot” of nationalities, cultures, and ethnicities. In order to keep the United States diverse, Congress enacted a program called the “Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.” This program makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas (green cards) each year to random applicants from […]