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Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd. Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sinapi Law Associates proudly supports RI Latino Dollars for Scholars, Inc. (“LADO”) in their efforts to provide academic scholarships …

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Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd. Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2024

Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd. is proud to announce that three of our attorneys, Richard Sinapi, Danilo Borgas, and Chloe Davis, have recently been recognized by Best Lawyers in its 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

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Wage Theft to Become a Felony in Rhode Island Starting January 1, 2024

On June 22, 2023, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee signed legislation increasing the possible criminal penalty for an employer committing wage theft to that of a felony beginning January 1, 2024.

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Faith Gets a Fair Shake: Supreme Court Bolsters Protections for Religious Accommodations in the Workplace

In a unanimous decision on June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court in Groff v. DeJoy, Postmaster General, No. 22-174, overturned lower court decisions and reiterated what it means for an employer to experience “undue hardship” when asked to provide religious accommodations.

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A Worker’s Right to Mobility: Unpacking the NLRB Memo on Non-Compete Agreements

On May 30, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a government agency vested with safeguarding employees’ rights, issued a crucial memorandum targeting a long-standing thorn in the side of workers: non-compete agreements. In this article, Sinapi Law unpacks what this memo means and why it could potentially alter the landscape for workers’ rights in the United States.

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RI Lawyers Weekly Honors Attorney Chloe Davis as a 2023 “Up & Coming Lawyer”

We are thrilled to announce that Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly has recognized Attorney Chloe Davis as one of the 2023 Excellence in the Law “Up & Coming Lawyers.” This distinguished accolade honors legal professionals who have been practicing for a decade or less and yet have already made a significant impact in the field of law.

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Game Changer in the Qualified Immunity Debate: Courts Have Been Applying the Wrong Text of the Civil Rights Act of 1871

There has been a recent game-changer in the qualified immunity debate.  Scholarly research has recently revealed that the codification (the process of entering an existing law into a jurisdiction’s legal code/statute) of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 as found in 42 USC Sec. 1983 excluded a crucial clause in the Civil Rights Act of 1871 actually passed by Congress, specifically, that no existing law, statute, regulation, or prior customs was to be used to get around the rights and remedies created under the Act.  The obvious intent and purpose of this clause was to cancel all common law immunities as a defense to claims under Section 1983—including qualified immunity.

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Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd. Participates in RWU Law Pro Bono Collaborative’s Racial Justice Challenge

Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd. is is proud to participate in the Roger Williams University School of Law Pro Bono Collaborative’s Challenge entitled, “Racial Justice Challenge:  Housing.” The Challenge provides the general public with the opportunity to make a commitment to “read, watch, and do” challenges that raise awareness and increase access to justice around housing issues.

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Religious Accommodations: What is a Sincerely Held Religious Belief and Common Issues

Religious accommodation and exemptions have been in the news a lot recently, with both very good and very inaccurate information being thrown around.  While there is a great deal of litigation and new legislation on the topic, we thought it may be helpful to share some of what we know.  While the issue of religion and the law is vast, this piece focuses on one of our firm’s primary practice areas: accommodation in the workplace.


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