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DINSE BRIEF

Dinse Brief: Qualified Opportunity Zones

By Ted Lawrence Background To encourage investment in low-income communities, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act created a new section of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 USC § 1400Z, that address investments made in “Qualified Opportunity Zones.” What are Qualified Opportunity Zones? Qualified Opportunity Zones are specific geographic areas that have been designated as such   MORE >

September, 2018
PUBLICATION

Two new Vermont antidiscrimination laws took effect July 1

Kendall Hoechst, Amy McLaughlin, Editors Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., Burlington LEGISLATION by Kendall Hoechst Governor Phil Scott has signed two new laws that will have an impact on all Vermont employers. The first, a response to the #MeToo movement, is designed to protect Vermonters from sexual harassment. The second law restricts employers from making   MORE >

July, 2018
PUBLICATION

Vermont Supreme Court again has cause to define ‘cause’ for termination

Karen McAndrew, Leigh Cole, Editors Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., Burlington WRONGFUL DISCHARGE by Karen McAndrew In a recent decision involving the dismissal of a police officer “for cause,” the Vermont Supreme Court again tackled the difficult question of what constitutes grounds for termination when “cause” is required but not fully defined. A police officer   MORE >

June, 2018
NEWS

Dinse Contributes to Chambers & Partners’ USA: Regional Real Estate 2018 Guide

Dinse attorneys Molly Langan, Jess Phelps, James Langan, and Brian Murphy, contributed to the Vermont section of Chambers and Partners’ USA: Regional Real Estate guide. The USA: Regional Real Estate guide provides expert legal commentary on the key issues for businesses involved in the real estate sector. The guide covers the important developments in the most   MORE >

June, 2018
NEWS

Dinse Receives Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA, a leading directory of American lawyers and law firms, recognized 10 Dinse attorneys in their practice areas. The new guide, released May 3, 2018, also recognizes the firm as among Vermont’s best in every category of practice. The firm’s Labor & Employment group was described as “extremely knowledgeable.” Sources   MORE >

June, 2018
PUBLICATION

Recent events lead us to ask: Have you developed a TAM process yet?

Jeff Nolan, Editor Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., Burlington WORKPLACE VIOLENCE by Jeff Nolan, with contributions from Marisa Randazzo, PhD, and Gene Deisinger, PhD Hardly a week goes by without another incident of targeted violence at a workplace, public venue, or school in the United States. Some have occurred in other parts of the country:   MORE >

May, 2018
PUBLICATION

‘Woke dicta’? Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination

Kendall Hoechst, Amy McLaughlin, Editors Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., Burlington SEX DISCRIMINATION by Kendall Hoechst Vermont employers should know that the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) explicitly prohibits discrimination based on not only employees’ sex but also their gender identity and sexual orientation (as well as other protected categories). Thus, on its face,   MORE >

April, 2018
PUBLICATION

Vermont newspaper editor learns that free speech comes with a price

Karen McAndrew, Leigh Cole, Editors Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., Burlington by Karen McAndrew When a person who is paid to edit the written words of others fails to edit his own words, his job may be in jeopardy. Background Early this year, Denis Finley, editor of the Burlington Free Press, Vermont’s largest newspaper, was   MORE >

April, 2018
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