John DiStaso, the New Hampshire Union Leader's senior political writer, began writing "Granite Status" in 1982. His influential reports on behind-the-scenes politics in the first-primary state are a must read for insiders from Concord to Washington, D.C. Watch for "Granite Status" updates on UnionLeader.com whenever New Hampshire political news breaks.
By Benjamin T. King, Concord NH Lawyer Governor Hassan has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month in New Hampshire, reminding us all that disabilities should not stand in the way of employees succeeding in the workplace (see link). This is not only the way things should be. This is the law. […]
By Chuck Douglas, Concord NH Lawyer For decades, New Hampshire has allowed pre-nuptial agreements to be signed between spouses-to-be prior to their marriage. In August, the Supreme Court ruled that post-marital agreements or post-nuptials are now permitted under New Hampshire law. The court said the modern view is that spouses may freely enter […]
By Jason R.L. Major, Concord NH Lawyer Anyone in the market for an NFA (National Firearms Act of 1934) firearm these days is probably aware of the benefits of an NFA Trust. In an effort to make these trusts less attractive, the BATFE recently proposed rule changes that would eliminate many of the differences […]
By Richard J. Lehmann – Concord, New Hampshire Lawyer Incomplete knowledge of the Fifth Amendment privilege, the police procedures spawned by case law interpreting it, and misleading demonstration of those rights by movie directors, has led to broad misunderstanding of the meaning of the oft-repeated words, beginning, “You have the right to remain silent….” The […]
By Richard J. Lehmann – Concord, New Hampshire Lawyer I. Introduction It is difficult to imagine many situations more stressful than the pressure felt by an innocent suspect being subjected to police interrogation for a serious crime. Any person in that situation faces multiple decisions. For nearly 40 years, the rules governing the use of […]
By Benjamin T. King – Concord, New Hampshire Lawyer Employers, particularly small employers, sometimes try to avoid their obligation to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their workers by telling the workers that they are independent contractors, not employees. More often than not, however, it is illegal for an employer to designate someone who performs services […]