Is Charging for Non-Dairy Milk An Act of Disability Discrimination in Massachusetts?
Law Offices of Renee Lazar | Boston Family Law Blog
by Renee Lazar
4d ago
Is charging extra for non-dairy milk an act of discrimination against people who are lactose intolerant? This is the question three Starbucks customers are raising by filing a $5m class-action lawsuit against Starbucks for making customers who do not consume dairy pay more for their lattes and frappuccinos. The three California customers – two from Los Angeles county, and one from Madera – are all lactose intolerant, and when they buy drinks at Starbucks, they are charged an extra fee of $0.50 to $0.80 per drink, according to a complaint filed in early March in a federal court in Fre ..read more
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Managing Stress as a Massachusetts Parent
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by Renee Lazar
6d ago
Stress is a natural response to a threat or a challenge. It’s our mind’s and body’s way of preparing us to respond to something difficult or unexpected. When we experience stress, our bodies have a physical reaction, and our minds race. Massachusetts family life can be overwhelming, and busy, and causes stress for all of us at times. High levels of stress can make it hard to be calm and consistent with our children. We may find it challenging to spend enjoyable quality time with our kids when we’re experiencing stress; however, children thrive when their parents are responsive and calm in the ..read more
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Boston Based Atlantic Properties Management Corp. Violated Discrimination Laws
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by Renee Lazar
1w ago
Atlantic Properties Management Corporation and its affiliate, Diversified Funding, Inc., property management companies in Boston, violated Massachusetts and federal law by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a new hire with a disability and subsequently withdrawing her job offer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the individual was offered employment as an executive administrative assistant to the president and vice president of the two companies. Shortly after the offer of employment, the emp ..read more
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11 Secrets Massachusetts Home Appraisers Don’t Want You to Know
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by Renee Lazar
1w ago
A home appraiser is a professional who studies different aspects of your home to give a fair-market appraisal of how much it is worth. Their feedback is crucial when it comes to your home’s value. If you’re looking to refinance, for instance, an appraisal can help you avoid wasting money on your monthly payment. Before an appraiser looks at a property you want to buy or currently own, here are a few things you need to know. They work for the bank Appraisers aren’t in a position to help you or make it easier for you to get a loan. They may not even be in your corner when deciding ..read more
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Massachusetts Sues Boston Housing Authority For Subjecting Family To Unsanitary Conditions
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by Renee Lazar
1w ago
In January 2024 the state Attorney General’s office sued the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) over its treatment of a family with two girls with asthma and developmental issues, charging the authority ignored repeated complaints for three years about the unsanitary conditions in their Franklin Field apartment that were so bad the girls had to seek emergency care at a local hospital two to three times a month. According to the suit, the BHA moved the woman, her mother and the woman’s two nieces, who were living with them, into a four-bedroom Franklin Field apartment in 2016 – an apartment that wa ..read more
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Massachusetts Is The Best Place To Raise A Family
Law Offices of Renee Lazar | Boston Family Law Blog
by Renee Lazar
2w ago
A January report from WalletHub compared the 50 states to determine the best place in the country to raise a family. States were evaluated and ranked across five key dimensions: Family Fun Health & Safety Education & Child Care Affordability Socio-economics WalletHub used 50 relevant metrics including pediatricians per capita, day-care services and quality, and housing affordability, each graded on a 100-point scale, to determine which states had the most favorable conditions for family life. The report found that the ideal city to raise a family is affordable to live in duri ..read more
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Are Massachusetts Married Couples Happier Than Singles?
Law Offices of Renee Lazar | Boston Family Law Blog
by Renee Lazar
2w ago
A July 2022 Pew Research study found that 69% of Americans say they are married, while 22% have never wed. While marriage can certainly be challenging, it appears to be correlated with increased levels of well-being among adults in the U.S., according to recently released data from Gallup and the Institute for Family Studies . Gallup surveyed more than 2.6 million adults, mostly via phone, from 2008 to 2023 to examine the relationship between marital status and happiness. Using the Cantril ladder — a measure of subjective well-being — researchers assessed participants’ curr ..read more
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More Massachusetts Residents Are Getting Divorced Later in Life
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by Renee Lazar
2w ago
Divorce is up among middle-aged and older Americans, even as younger generations are less likely to get divorced, a recent analysis finds. According to the Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, divorce rates doubled for Americans over 55 and tripled for those over 65 from 1990 to 2021. At the same time, divorce rates among young adults have dropped. The uptick in divorce among Baby Boomers is due to various factors, sociologist Brad Wilcox says, from cultural shifts in attitudes toward marriage to where these adults are currently at i ..read more
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Can People Who Live in Massachusetts Legally Marry Their First Cousin?
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by Renee Lazar
2w ago
This is one of those weird topics, yet at the same time, it’s rather interesting. Any supposed risk factors aside, can you legally marry your first cousin in any of the New England States? The answer is yes, for the most part. Here’s a rundown of each state and its laws on marriage to your first cousin. Maine Maine does allow you to marry your first cousin as long as you get proof of genetic counseling from a genetic counselor, which is a fancy way of saying you need to be tested to make sure there are little to no risks of genetic disorders if you were to have a child. New Hampshire New Hamps ..read more
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A ‘Gray Massachusetts Divorce’ Reshapes Family Dynamics
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by Renee Lazar
3w ago
A Massachusetts divorce is always messy – you have to think about finances, living arrangements and of course, the kids. But when it comes to older couples going their separate ways, fathers are more likely to lose touch with their children, a study suggests. There has been a growing trend in recent years for ‘grey divorce’, when couples in long-term marriages split after the age of 50. Now, researchers have studied the impact this has on their children. Scientists analyzed data on 9,000 individuals, focusing on the frequency of contact with their parents, emotional closeness and the provision ..read more
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