On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office issued emergency regulation 940 CMR 35:00: Unfair and Deceptive Debt Collection Practices During the State of Emergency Caused by COVID-19, . The stated purpose of 940 CMR 35:00 is to provide Massachusetts residents with temporary relief from the substantial economic and medical hardship caused by COVID-19 by designating certain debt collection activities as unfair and deceptive collection practices. Continue reading “Massachusetts Emergency Legislation Prohibits Certain Debt Collection Activities”
Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order closing all businesses and organizations in Massachusetts that do not provide COVID-19 essential services from 12:00 p.m. on March 24, until 12:00 p.m. on April 7. The order applies to physical workspaces and facilities and encourages businesses to operate remotely to the extent possible.
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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, casinos and racetracks have become the next domino to fall. Ohio, Indiana, Massachusetts, Illinois, Rhode Island, and parts of Pennsylvania have been required to shut down their facilities or keep the total number of individuals present under a designated limit. These announcements came late Friday afternoon after many of the states enforced limiting the number of public gatherings.