CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Grillo's Pickles

If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.

Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion.
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        Rhode Island Bar Association COVID-19 Employment Law CLE

        PS&H Employment & Labor attorneys Alicia Samolis and Joshua Xavier will lead a live continuing legal education webinar hosted by the Rhode Island Bar Association on COVID-19 in the workplace. The webinar will take place from 11am to 1pm on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

        The program will provide an overview of the latest legal issues attorneys need to know when advising their clients on COVID-19 employment issues. Topics that will be discussed include:

        • Employer requirements under the governor's current COVID-19 Orders
        • Federal COVID leave law update
        • Handling employee requests to stay out of work due to disability or fear
        • Contracting COVID-19 at work
        • Special considerations for layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and hours reductions due to COVID-19
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        • Whistleblower liabilities resulting from COVID-19 concerns
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