Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Corey H. Surett
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and United States Supreme Court
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David A. Russcol
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolDC, Massachusetts and New York
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Robert S. Stephen
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(877) 663-1007 225 Broadway
#205
Methuen, MA 01844
Free ConsultationMethuen, MA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Medical malpractice attorney Robert Stephen delivers successful results for clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve.
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 353-3310 75 Arlington Street, Ste. 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law and Harvard Law School
Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. He has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international transactions, business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include individuals, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is a co-founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc.Mr....
Gregory D. Lorincz
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North Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 986-9403 12 Church Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Employment, Business, IP and Landlord Tenant
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
I pursue a pragmatic approach in delivering cost efficient solutions to the myriad legal problems encountered by businesses in areas ranging from forming a new business to litigation and appeals.

Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703-1019
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Boston College Law School
A PARTNER with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, including mediation and conciliation, corporate and business law, civil litigation, and estate planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Boston College in 1972, Attorney Lorincz graduated from Boston College Law School in 1975 and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Attleboro, Bristol County, and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Council on...
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(781) 784-2322 46 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Boston College
I have over twenty years experience in civil litigation, including business, employment and consumer disputes. I was formerly a partner at a large Boston, Massachusetts law firm, where I handled business litigation, product liability and tort defense, contract and trade secret and non compete claims. In 2009, I started my own law firm, which became slnlaw LLC in 2016. Since starting my own business, I have represented individuals and businesses in civil litigation involving trade secrets, non compete agreements, business litigation, and most aspects of labor and employment law. I have helped employees invalidate or...
Ryan P. Morrison
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Health Care
Boston College Law School
Since 2010, I have represented whistleblowers in federal and state False Claims Act cases:
* customs duties cases, in which obligations to pay duties have been avoided or reduced due to false statements about cost of goods, tariff codes, or country of origin
* health care cases, including Medicare or Medicaid claims for medically unnecessary goods or services, and false billing
* pharmaceutical cases, including claims caused by improper off-label promotion of drugs, and claims caused by kickbacks
* procurement cases, including false reporting under "cost plus" contracts with government agencies
* Small Business Administration-related cases, in which false statements about ownership, control or status...
David Conforto
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 721-9139 8 Faneuil Hall
#300
Boston, MA 02109
Employment and Civil Rights
Boston College Law School
Based in Boston, David is the Founder of Conforto Law Group. He dedicates his practice to employment law and exclusively represents employees. David has successfully represented hundreds of employees in numerous industries in cases involving sexual harassment; severance negotiations; whistleblower retaliation; and employment discrimination based on age, gender, pregnancy, race, disability, and religion. For more information, please visit: www.confortolaw.com. Your Success is Our Goal. Let us help.
David Angueira
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 545-3732 10 Marshall St
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Boston University School of Law
Graeme S.R. Brown
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Belmont, MA Employment Law Attorney
(617) 489-0817 464 Common St
#354
Belmont, MA 02478
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
New England Law | Boston
Robert T. Naumes Jr.
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(888) 367-2900 1 International Pl
18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Employment, Asbestos, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Naumes has been an attorney since 2005. He is presently representing victims of asbestos exposure, mesothelioma, defective hips, and Essure.

Mr. Naumes has been listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star between the years of 2013-2018. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers between the years of 2015-2017.

Stephanie Greene
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Sean C. Flaherty
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Taunton, MA Employment Law Attorney

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts
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Corey H. Surett
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationEmployment
Suffolk University Law School
Josef Culik
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 830-1795 225 Franklin St., 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Josef Culik is the President and Principal Attorney at Culik Law. Joe has built his reputation on helping people and has dedicated his practice in Boston, Massachusetts to consumer protection, employee rights, and individual personal injury. He has advocated for individuals against some of the largest companies in America and has a passion for helping people uphold their rights against impossible odds. He has filed both individual and class-action lawsuits against most of the major banks, against some of the biggest debt collectors and credit reporting agencies, as well as insurance companies and corporate employers. Joe...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
#23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
My full-service law practice has assisted individuals and companies satisfy their personal and professional objectives through cost-efficient negotiation and litigation results. I have an expertise in the fields of business, construction, employment, real estate, personal injury law and criminal defense. I am a trial attorney skilled in both civil and criminal matters. I have successfully tried numerous cases, both to juries and to the bench. I provide a one-stop shop to residents of Boston and the surrounding areas. I have the skill and experience of a big Boston lawyer at suburban prices.
Lissa McKinney
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Acton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(781) 329-3373 100 Powder Mill Road
#244
Acton, MA 01720
Employment, Consumer, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Lissa McKinney graduated Suffolk University (1981) and Suffolk University Law School (1984) and started as a trial lawyer with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Worcester and Boston. Her courtroom and trial experience spans 33 years and more than 1,000 bench or jury trials, probable cause hearings, restraining order hearings and evidentiary hearings. Lissa's practice concentrates on labor and employment law, personal injury, consumer fraud complaints, administrative hearings, and ALL matters of criminal defense.Out of the courtroom, she represent clients at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Department of Employment and Training, DSS Fair Hearings, disciplinary hearings of...
Jeffrey A. Newman
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 682-7157 60 State St
#700
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
Boston College Law School
Jeffrey Newman is an experienced whistleblower lawyer representing individuals in False Claims Act (Qui Tam) cases, SEC whistleblower cases and IRS whistleblower cases. He is a former prosecutor and before that a journalist, photographer and writer. He is also a video game creator and is presently working on a world-wide team player contest video game for children who like to solve puzzles. His daily blog can be found at www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com
Kevin Michael Plante
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Employment, Business and Education
Syracuse University and Vermont Law School
Mr. Plante was most recently General Counsel at Perkins School for the Blind, where he handled all legal affairs of the organization. He performed legal work including contract, employment, regulatory, education and litigation. He drafted, reviewed and negotiated private and governmental agreements. Mr. Plante advised the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO, the CFO and Senior Management on legal and business issues. He served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Plante supervised and managed all outside counsel. He handled all disputes including litigation, administrative proceedings, settlements and internal investigations. He regularly advised on employment matters and handled...
Peter Vickery
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Amherst, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(413) 222-8760 27 Pray Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Landlord Tenant and Trademarks
Boston University
Peter Vickery has a general civil practice focusing on employment (management side), civil litigation, landlord-tenant (landlord side) and real estate. He is a former member of the Governor's Council and of the State Ballot Law Commission.
Christopher Hennessey
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Pittsfield, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(413) 443-9399 28 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
Franklin Pierce Law Center and Franklin Pierce Law Center
Chris practices in all areas of litigation and he has appeared in various state courts and federal district court in Massachusetts. He also has experience with appellate and federal courts in New York. Chris has represented businesses with Internet and technology issues as well as trademark litigation, trade secret misappropriation, and copyright infringement matters. He has been involved in a number of employment law matters, representing individuals and businesses with claims brought in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Prior to joining Cohen Kinne, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable C. Ian McLachlan of the Connecticut Appellate Court....
Jenny A Daniell Esq.
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Amherst Center, MA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(413) 253-6600 30 Boltwood Walk
Amherst Center, MA 01002
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Northeastern University School of Law
I am a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law (class of 1984). I became a lawyer to help people and to make a meaningful contribution to the betterment of our society and to social justice. That remains the core of my professional orientation..
Joseph Sulman
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 521-8600 391 Totten Pond Rd
#402
Waltham, MA 02451
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Brian D. Roman
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North Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience

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Ana Isabel Muñoz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer

Yale Law School2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 490-8500 Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
I represent businesses throughout New England in matters related to business litigation, construction disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, insurance related disputes, E&O claims, contract drafting and negotiation, and a wide range of general litigation, employment, and personal injury cases.

I have extensive trial experience representing construction companies, homeowners, insurance agents, small business owners, and individuals. I bring a particular strategic insight to construction disputes, construction contract reviews, employment disputes, professional liability claims, coverage remedies and all claims brought by and against general contractors, subcontractors, building owners, property managers, and individuals.

I enjoy working with clients in all aspects of risk...
Judd Peskin
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Springfield, MA Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(413) 734-1002 101 State Street
Suite 401
Springfield, MA 01103
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Connecticut School of Law
Judd L. Peskin has been a lawyer since 1976, and concentrates in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and corporate/partnership law. His experience in the business world – as president of a manufacturing company and strategy consultant for Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen consulting) – gives him a rare and valued perspective in dealing with commercial litigation matters, business formation, non-competition agreements, corporate “divorces” and partnership dissolutions.
Jack Merrill Jr
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Needham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(781) 418-5116 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494
Employment and Workers' Comp
Northeastern University School of Law
Boston, MA employment lawyer, Jack K. Merrill specializes his practice in Massachusetts employment law and handles a broad array of business and civil litigation matters. He works in Massachusetts trial and appeal courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies. Mr. Merrill counsels small companies and individuals on employment and other business matters; handles discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge cases; negotiates and drafts contracts; drafts employment manuals and non-competition agreements; and provides training classes on discrimination, sexual harassment, and related employment matters. Mr. Merrill has an extensive background in practical and intellectual areas of employment law. His legal practice includes private...
William T. Harrington
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 426-7400 171 Milk Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Employment and Business
Suffolk University Law School
I represent small to midsized businesses in a variety of employment and business disputes in federal and Massachusetts courts and before government agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. I am co-author of the Massachsutts Practice Series volume on civil practice in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts that is published by Thomson-West, the largest legal publisher. Following law school, I clerked for a justice of the Supreme Judical Court of Massachusetts. I was an Assistant District Attorney for several years. I have conducted numerous jury trials and bench trials and have argued approximately 40...
Jeremy Y. Weltman
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Wellesley, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 997-1600 60 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Construction
Northeastern University
Jeremy Y. Weltman is a partner in the Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein litigation practice group where he brings an assertive and practical, results-oriented approach to help resolve clients’ personal and professional legal issues. Jeremy’s concentration is civil and commercial litigation, encompassing KCL’s varied general litigation practice with substantive experience handling complex commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, real estate disputes, construction, class-action, civil rights, ADA accessibility litigation, multi-party product liability, consumer protection, insurance coverage, municipal disputes, appellate advocacy and other tort based litigation matters. Jeremy has adeptly litigated and negotiated disputes for a wide range of clients including Fortune...
Stephanie Greene
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Business
Boston College Law School
Michael J Bace
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Gloucester , MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 922-8328 81 Prospect Street
Gloucester , MA 01930
Employment, Business and Collections
New England Law | Boston
We are litigators. We are attorneys who help Massachusetts employees that are owed overtime, unpaid wages, or have other issues at work. We help people misclassified as "independent contractors" recoup the benefits of employment - as well as pursuing general civil litigation across a wide array of topics.
Michael J. Long
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Silver
Hingham, MA Employment Law Attorney
(781) 749-0021 175 Derby St
#17
Hingham, MA 02043
Employment, Education and Municipal
Suffolk University Law School
Long & DiPietro, LLP represents school districts and school superintendents.
Leslie C. Carey
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Hingham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(781) 749-0021 175 Derby St
#17
Hingham, MA 02043
Employment, Civil Rights and Education
Northeastern University
Long & DiPietro, LLP represents school districts and school superintendents.
Matthew J. Fogelman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 559-1530 189 Wells Ave
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Rachel Stroup
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer

Northeastern University School of LawMassachusetts
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Inga Bernstein
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Zoraida Fernandez
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
University of Michigan Law School
George Leontire
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(617) 221-7161 6 Beacon Street, Suite 510
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Licensed in MA, Federal Court First Circuit and the US Supreme Court

George Leontire is a litigator at Leontire & Associates, P.C., a leading national law firm well-known for its representation of clients in some of the country’s most high profile cases in recent history. Operating out of the firm’s Boston and New Bedford offices, George represents clients civil litigation and Criminal Defense matters in Massachusetts and federal courts.

George received his Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 1976, and later earned his Juris Doctor law degree in 1981 from the New England School of...
Michael Goldstein
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Middleton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(781) 595-3800 161 S. Main Street
Building 2, Second Floor
Middleton, MA 01949
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Michael A. Goldstein is a Massachusetts lawyer who represents employees who have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace and wrongful termination from their jobs. He also represents employees who have not been paid their wages, commissions and PTO time due and owning both during their employment and after their separation from employment. In addition, he represents clients in unemployment appeal hearings when they have been denied unemployment benefits. Finally, Attorney Goldstien helps consumer get a fresh start on their finances through chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings.
Bernard Romani III
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Westfield, MA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(413) 731-9236 32 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Employment, Administrative, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Western New England University School of Law
Sean P. O'Connor
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 523-6666 200 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Northeastern University School of Law
Sean is an attorney at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP where he represents employers in labor and employment matters. Sean represents both public and private sector clients in litigation before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies throughout the country. Sean litigates and counsels clients on the full range of labor and employment matters. Some of the most common issues he handles concern: claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disability accommodation and leaves of absence matters; wage and hour disputes; non-competition and non-solicitation violations; trade secret misappropriation; claims of wrongful discharge; and unfair labor practice charges. In...
William S Smith
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Holden, MA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(774) 317-9287 997 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney William S. Smith is the co-author of “Warrantless Searches of Persons or Places” in the award-winning reference manual used by attorneys, “Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts.” He has been an invited lecturer and instructor at many continuing legal education seminars and conferences for attorneys. The founder of the first and only website for appellate criminal defense attorneys in the state, he was also a guest on a major television talk show in Boston. As a bar association leader, Attorney Smith has testified before the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee in the Statehouse multiple times with respect to criminal justice legislation. He...
Michael J. Akerson
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Western New England University School of Law
Michael Akerson joined the firm over 17 years ago. Since that time he has fostered a diverse and successful litigation practice, focusing upon complex litigation and representing both individuals and corporations in all stages of litigation and in pre-litigation strategy. He is recognized as one of the area's most experienced civil, administrative and criminal litigators in the field of public official misconduct cases. Another large component of his practice is representing individuals involved in serious personal injury matters involving automobiles, as well as those injured due to workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination. He also counsels numerous corporations on a...
Cheri L. Crow
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Stoneham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(781) 438-6400 Two Main Street, Suite 300
Stoneham, MA 02108
Employment
Boston College Law School
Specializing in employment law. Includes drafting of contracts, handbooks, policies, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, and separation agreements; providing legal advise; negotiations, bringing and defending lawsuits; handling discrimination and harassment cases and unemployment matters. Extensive experience at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Federal District Court and Massachusetts State Courts.
Patrick Banfield
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney
(617) 721-9139 8 Faneuil Hall
#300
Boston, MA 02109
Employment and Civil Rights
Northeastern University School of Law
Katherine A. K. Mumma
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 348-4344 24 Federal Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Employment and Business
Harvard Law School
Kathy’s practice focuses on the resolution of employment and complex commercial litigation and pre-litigation disputes. She has represented clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In that capacity she has successfully moved to dismiss a FLSA complaint brought against a quasi-public entity, defeated summary judgment in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation litigation, and successfully opposed motions for preliminary injunction in matters involving alleged breaches of covenants not to compete. Kathy also has an active appellate practice, having authored or participated in numerous appellate briefs in Massachusetts and federal appellate courts for clients. Having been in human resources...
Joshua D. Krell
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience

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Naomi R. Shatz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer

Yale Law SchoolMassachusetts and New York
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Massachusetts Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
(508) 755-3260
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(617) 522-3003
Jamaica Plain, MA

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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.