PLDO Law Blog

Month: March 2018

SEXUAL IDENTITY LAW CONTINUES TO EVOLVE

Federal law and precedent involving workplace discrimination based on sexual identity stands in stark contrast to current state laws in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and most "blue" states. However, that could change. Several federal courts have recently recognized that...

Weddings are (Still) not an “Agricultural Operation”

Weddings are (Still) not an “Agricultural Operation”

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently had the opportunity to review a 2014 amendment to the Right to Farm Act (the "RFA") in The Gerald P. Zarrella Trust et al. v. Town of Exeter et al., SU #2016-301-A. In that matter, the plaintiff sought a declaration that RFA, as...

IMPORTANCE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE DURING THE PANDEMIC

It is widely recognized that the system of corporate governance is a key approach to preserving and protecting an enterprise and its stakeholders by checks and balances among the board and officers of a corporation. Strong governance policies make it possible to...

Cyber Security in a COVID-19 World

A recently published article by the Harvard Law School Forum provides valuable insight to the multiple challenges being faced due to the pandemic. Although businesses have readily discussed the actions to be taken in the event of a pandemic, the scope of challenges...