Auburn, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Mr. James Riley Hodder
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 791-5541 333 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01610-1022
Employment, Business, Family and Insurance Claims
Suffolk University Law School
Benjamin Knox Steffans
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 556-9959 474 Grove St, Suite 730
Worcester, MA 01605
Free ConsultationEmployment
Boston College Law School
Ben Steffans’s practice focuses on a diverse array of litigation, with a specialization in representing both employers and employees in employment-related claims and issues.

Ben has successfully litigated claims of harassment and discrimination based on sex, race, disability, pregnancy, age, and sexual orientation. Ben has successfully resolved claims involving employers who retaliate against employees for complaining about unlawful activity. A large portion of Ben’s practice consists of representing clients regarding complicated wage-and-hour issues arising under both state and federal law. Ben also has significant experience in the non-compete, non-disclosure, non-solicit, and trade secret context.

Ben spends a considerable amount of his practice...
Austin Joyce
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Austin Joyce has trial experience with Reardon, Joyce & Akerson, P.C. in federal and state trial courts involving civil and criminal matters with appellate experience in federal and state courts. Austin is a general practice attorney with emphasis on police misconduct and discrimination cases. Before joining Reardon, Joyce & Akerson P.C., Austin gained experience with various aspects of probate, criminal law, estate and fiduciary taxes, foreclosures, residential real estate, civil litigation, corporate law, UCC practice, banking law, and legal research with the Law Offices of Austin M. Joyce in Auburn, MA. Visit our website: http://www.rja-law.com
Gregory J White
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WORCESTER, MA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(508) 797-3055 255 Park Avenue, Suite 1000
WORCESTER, MA 01505
Employment and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney White spent 14 years working as a prosecutor in three of the busiest district attorney's offices in Massachusetts where he prosecuted over 1000 criminal cases in the District and Superior Courts including first degree murder cases. Attorney White went on to serve as both General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and the Department of Labor. He then received a presidential appointment to work as Senior Attorney Advisor to the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. In 2009 he returned to Massachusetts where he opened his own firm. The...
Darren Griffis
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 756-6206 11 Harvard St
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and DUI
Boston University School of Law
Darren Griffis focuses his litigation practice on criminal defense and criminal appeals in both state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. He also represents employees in employment law cases in those same jurisdictions. Darren is admitted in Massachusetts state courts, in the federal District of Massachusetts, and in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining GSK&G, Darren worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender. In this position, he represented hundreds of clients facing criminal charges in state courts in Providence, Kent, and Newport Counties. His legal expertise, insight, and analytical skills resulted...
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...
Brian Murphy
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 762-1397 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Columbia Law School
Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...
John Patrick Kirwan
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Oxford, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 312-7606 351 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540
Employment, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Robert Steven Adler
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 471-3018 339 Main Street Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01608
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
Andrew Gambaccini
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Employment
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 49 years experience
14 South Street
2nd Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
For over 40 years, I have been a trial attorney, mediator, and conciliator in the Massachusetts and federal courts. I am admitted to practice in the trial and appellate Massachusetts and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. I am the principal and founder of Mass Mediators, which was established by a team of trained and experienced attorney mediators and retired Massachusetts Trial Court Judges.
William S Smith
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Holden, MA Employment Law Attorney with 22 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...
Steve Morte
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Marlborough, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 481-2332 74 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Morte is a second-generation trial attorney; his father was a well-known trial attorney and the founding partner of DiBuono, Morse & Morte. In private practice since 1987, Stephen Morte and the staff at the Law Offices of Stephen G. Morte have provided experienced legal services and excellent client service in thousands of cases. To contact his office, call us at 508-481-2332. Attorney Morte began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in 1979. While there, he prosecuted all crimes, including operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol; drug offenses and sex crimes. Attorney Morte worked in most of the District Courts...
John L Fink
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 433-0529 18 Lyman St. Suite 208
J&N Professional Building
Westborough, MA 01581
Employment and Consumer
University of Minnesota Law School
John Fink is Westboro based Attorney focusing his practice on consumer protection legal representation and wage and hour employment law. He has worked on a wide range of employment and consumer cases. John Fink received his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2011.
Mr. Craig C. Stern
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(508) 834-4044 1671 Worcester Road
Suite 110
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Massachusetts School of Law
Craig C. Stern is a founding partner of Rodriguez Stern, and focuses on the firm’s civil, corporate, and estate planning practice. He has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in all matters of litigation, including negligence and workers’ compensation claims, as well as forming corporations and limited liability entities, drafting contracts, and advising on general corporate matters. Attorney Stern is also highly experienced working with financial service professionals, including accountants and financial advisors, and assists their clients by drafting wills, trusts, and handling general estate planning matters. Prior to Rodriguez Stern, Attorney Stern worked as Corporate Counsel in the...
Margaret G. Plaza
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 266-1457 1900 West Park Drive
Suite 280
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and Personal Injury
Jennifer Louise Kurzon
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Uxbridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(213) 713-5055 117 OLD MILLVILLE RD
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Probate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(508) 793-2000 300 Main Street, 1st Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Employment, Business, Criminal and Health Care
Harvard Law School
Northborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(508) 393-9244 300 W Main St Bldg A
Unit 1
Northborough, MA 01532
Employment
Baylor Law School
Hudson, MA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 568-0607 71 Main St
Hudson, MA 01749
Employment and Real Estate
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....
Robert S. Stephen
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(877) 663-1007 820A Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationNorth Andover, MA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Personal injury attorney Robert Stephen delivers successful results for clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve.
Michael O. Smith
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(617) 263-0060 15 Broad St
#800
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Employment, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Smith is a strong advocate for the rights of injured and disabled. He possesses over 20 years of legal experience. After graduating with honors from Boston University School of Business Management, he started his career as a workers compensation claims adjuster.

Attorney Smith soon realized he could accomplish more in his career if he earned a Law Degree. He decided to attend Suffolk University Law School on Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. Soon after graduation, he worked briefly at a prestigious Insurance Defense Firm in Boston, Massachusetts. He quickly realized he did not want to represent big insurance companies and...
David Conforto
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 721-9139 20 Park Plaza
#1115
Boston, MA 02116
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.
Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 44 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...
Ryan P. Morrison
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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...
Gregory D. Lorincz
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North Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 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.

Matthew J. Kidd
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(617) 820-8400 12 Erickson St. Ste. 201
Boston, MA 02122
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Prior to being an attorney, Matthew J. Kidd has been an employer, executive, salesperson, investor, and consultant. Attorney Kidd's extensive business background, combined with his trial advocacy skills make him a formidable presence in and out of the courtroom.

Kidd is a graduate of Xaverian Brother’s High School, holds a BSc. Degree from Babson College in Finance, and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by Avvo.com which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award in 2017 and 2018. Kidd was also named a 2018 “Rising Star” by SuperLawyer.com and received the “Silver...
Marvin Cable
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Amherst, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(413) 268-6500 67 North Pleasant Street
(above the Monkey Bar)
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Communications and IP
Western New England University School of Law
I am an experienced and dedicated Attorney. I have guided clients through a broad range of legal matters since 2011. I use every tool available to provide custom tailored, unparalleled legal representation. I am committed to zealous advocacy and outstanding client satisfaction.

I received my B.S. from Wittenberg University in 2005. In 2010, I obtained my J.D. from Western New England University School of Law. I am a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, American Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Hampshire County Bar Association, and Intellectual Property Law Association. Additionally, I have been honored by...
Jeffrey A. Newman
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 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
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.
Emma Quinn-Judge
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Appeals and Criminal
Yale Law School
Emma Quinn-Judge focuses her litigation practice on appeals, criminal defense, and employment law. She has obtained excellent results for her clients including a nearly $10.9 million jury verdict for her client in a race discrimination and retaliation case against the City of Boston (now on appeal).

Emma was selected for the 2017 Top Women of the Law list by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Emma has been selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers each year since 2015 and is listed in Best Lawyers of America. She has also been awarded the highest possible rating for professional excellence in litigation –...
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
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
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 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...
Monica R. Shah
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and White Collar Crime
Columbia Law School
Monica Shah focuses her litigation practice on criminal defense, employment, and Title IX matters. She has successfully handled complicated and highly-contested cases from the initial stages of investigation and discovery through trial and appeals. In the last two years, she served as lead counsel and successfully litigated and settled two cases against major universities where she represented clients who had experienced gender discrimination and sexual harassment, and she won a nearly $10.9 million jury verdict on behalf of her client in a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the City of Boston, a verdict she defended in the appeals court...
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...
David A. Russcol
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Appeals and Criminal
Harvard Law School
David Russcol’s practice encompasses all aspects of litigation, from preliminary investigation to filing suit, through trial and pursuing appeals. He focuses on university sexual assault and discipline matters, appellate advocacy, employment and other civil actions, civil rights, and criminal defense. David is quick to grasp complex factual situations and legal principles, but he takes the time to develop a thorough understanding of all aspects of his cases. David’s experience clerking for state and federal judges and his attention to detail enable him to make forceful and innovative arguments on behalf of his clients. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, David Russcol...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
Ste 23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Massachusetts Award Winning Attorney Richard Mucci is the founder of Winchester MA based Law Offices of Richard Mucci. Attorney Mucci is an experienced litigation lawyer who understands all facets of business, civil litigation and criminal defense. His law firm has strong expertise in employment law, personal injury, real estate law, divorce, estate planning, criminal law and construction law to name a few.

Knowing that clients, like patients, rarely have just one issue, Attorney Mucci is able to move seamlessly among diverse practice areas. Ahead of the curve, the Law Offices of Richard Mucci provides a one-stop shop to the surrounding...
John F. Rossi
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(617) 742-5400 101 Federal Street
Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Business and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
John Rossi has been a trial lawyer since 1981 and has tried many cases in both state and federal courts, concentrating in the areas of employment law, business litigation, domestic relations and tort law. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business school honor society, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and is a past officer of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Rossi has been featured in Massachusetts’ leading legal publication on litigation related issues, and is awarded the highest rating from the leading lawyers directory.

Mr. Rossi has tried handicap discrimination cases to...
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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.