Burlington, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Joshua D. Krell
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Employment Law Counsel & Legal Representation!

I provide skilled and aggressive legal representation for employment law matters. I work zealously to obtain the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see verdicts and settlements, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Corey H. Surett
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Free Consultation! Experience & Knowledge Advocating for Employment Matters!

I have extensive experience and skill advocating for those with employment law needs. I work tirelessly for the best possible outcome in employment law matters! Visit my website for results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Andrea Haas
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolU.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and Massachusetts
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Joseph Sulman
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterMassachusetts, 1st Circuit and District of Massachusetts
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Tracy M. Conlon
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Burlington, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(978) 341-4400 100 Summit Drive
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University Law School
Welcome to Conlon Law, LLC – skilled legal guidance in and out of court with fair and honest fees.

We handle all manner of civil litigation in district, superior, housing and small claims court throughout Massachusetts with a focus on business and contract disputes, employment law, debt collection and settlement and tenant evictions.

What sets us apart from other law firms? Experience, communication, a willingness to go the extra mile for clients and transparent billing. Conlon Law, LLC prides itself on staying in frequent communication with each of our clients so that they stay informed of the progression of their...
Amanda Dowgiert
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Burlington, MA Employment Law Lawyer
15 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney Amanda Dowgiert is the owner and founder of the Law Firm of Amanda Dowgiert. As a sole practitioner she is dedicated to providing her clients with prompt, thorough and zealous representation. Bar Admissions Massachusetts & Florida ?Education J.D. Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, magna cum laude B.A. University of Massachusetts, Lowell, cum laude Memberships & Professional Affiliations Massachusetts Bar Association Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts American Bar Association
Mark Edward Burke Esq.
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Burlington, MA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(781) 273-3801 Executive Place
50 Mall Road, Suite 208
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law and Northeastern University
Since its founding in 1996, dedication and commitment to serving clients has been at the heart of the Law Office of Mark E. Burke. Attorney Burke is both book smart and street smart and he prides himself on economical, efficient and successful results.
Lori Rittman Clark
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Burlington, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(781) 685-4974 15 New England Executive Park
Burlington, MA 01803
Employment
Western New England University School of Law
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 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...
Renee Lazar
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Bedford, MA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(978) 844-4095 4308 Thompson Farm
Bedford, MA 01730
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Family and Military
Massachusetts School of Law
Renee Lazar, Esq., a licensed Massachusetts attorney, offers quality Family legal services to Massachusetts residents and others who must appear in Massachusetts Courts. She practices Family Law, so her focus is on your Divorce, Custody, Parenting Plans, Guardianships of Minors and Adults, Grandparent Visitation, Child Support, and other Family Law issues. A caring attorney, Ms. Lazar provides her personal attention to every case, no matter how small.

Believing that everyone should be able to obtain legal services, Ms. Lazar's practice focuses on the needs of people of "modest means" - typically, those whose incomes put pro bono and subsidized legal...
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
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
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
Joshua D. Krell
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Insurance Defense
University of Maine School of Law
Joshua D. Krell is a partner with Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, a preeminent general practice firm in Cambridge
Elijah Bresley
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Seton Hall University School of LawMassachusetts
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David Conforto
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

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... Read More »
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Jeffrey Mazer
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Lynnfield, MA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(781) 596-8604 220 Broadway
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Free ConsultationEmployment
Suffolk University Law School
I handle all matters pertaining to Massachusetts Employment Law. This includes Wrongful Termination, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Safety Issues, Whistleblowing, Employment Contracts, Non-Competition Agreements, Severance Package Review, unemployment compensation hearings and related Employment matters. We have limited our practice to exclusively representing employees in employment related matters. It is our privilege to serve the employees of Massachusetts by helping to protect their rights against employers.
Andrea Haas
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 521-8600 391 Totten Pond Rd
#402
Waltham, MA 02451
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Suffolk University Law School
Elijah Bresley
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(617) 521-8600 391 Totten Pond Rd
#402
Waltham, MA 02451
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Seton Hall University School of Law
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.
Thomas E. Hogan II
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 710-9987 738 Main Street #199
Waltham, MA 02451-0616
Employment, Administrative, Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tom Hogan practices in the areas of employment law, real estate, land use, and professional licensing. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.A., double major in Russian and History, 2005 ) and New England Law | Boston (J.D., 2009), where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, co-chair of the Executive Office on Alumni Relations, and the Executive Budget and Appropriations Committee. Tom has a diverse array of experience in the field of administrative law. While a student, Tom served as a student law clerk for Administrative Law Judges in both the Appellate Tax...
Kevin D. McGann
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Arlington, MA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(781) 648-6945 206 Wachusett Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
Employment, Appeals, Elder and Estate Planning
Suffolk University Law School
Erin McCoy Alarcon
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Stoneham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
PO Box 80039
Stoneham, MA 02180
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Northeastern University School of Law
Greg Krikorian
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(978) 844-7401 185 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Suite 416
Cambridge, MA 02138
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Mr. Daniel W. Keleher
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(617) 671-5336 393 Totten Pond Road, Suite 204
Waltham, MA 02451
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
With the firm since May of 2009, Attorney Keleher works with clients to resolve legal disputes both in court as a civil litigator and also through collaborative law. In collaborative law, the parties, represented by attorneys, communicate and negotiate directly with each other, without court intervention, to achieve their objectives. Attorney Keleher’s litigation and collaborative practice largely mirrors the transactional practice areas of the firm (trusts and estates, real estate, and business). In addition, Attorney Keleher practices in the areas of insurance coverage, employment, personal injury, bankruptcy, and municipal law. Attorney Profile: http://www.beliveaulaw.net/our-team/attorney-daniel-w-keleher/
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.
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....
Inga Bernstein
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
Harvard Law School
Inga Bernstein represents individuals in employment and criminal defense cases. She is an experienced trial lawyer who fights for every client, winning and favorably resolving many cases over her two decades as an attorney.

Criminal defense has been a centerpiece of Inga’s career since she first began to practice law. Her criminal practice covers the spectrum from state district court to the U.S. Supreme Court. In her criminal practice, Inga holds the government’s feet to the fire: she makes sure the government bears its burden of both proving its case and of demonstrating that the police and other law enforcement did...
J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 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...
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.
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 –...
Charlotte E. Glinka
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Milton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(617) 855-7878 2 Granite Ave
#400
Milton, MA 02186
Free ConsultationEmployment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Charlotte Glinka is a partner at Keches Law Group, P.C. and one of the senior litigators in the firm’s Personal Injury department, which has developed a reputation for success throughout the state. Ms. Glinka handles all aspects of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation and trial work in the state and federal courts, including Construction Site Accidents, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, and a wide range of general liability cases. A number of Ms. Glinka’s successful cases have been reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and other noted legal publications.

Ms. Glinka is the immediate past president (2014-15) of the...
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
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.

Naomi R. Shatz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Civil Rights and Criminal
Yale Law School
Attorney Naomi Shatz focuses on students' rights, university discipline, and employee rights. She represents students at all levels of education from elementary school through graduate school, as well as teachers and professors involved in discrimination cases and disciplinary proceedings regarding claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and academic misconduct. Naomi also advises and represents individuals in employment matters and criminal cases.

Naomi has been selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers each year since 2016. In 2018, Naomi was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Law Weekly.

Prior to joining Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, Naomi was a...
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...
Joseph A.  Swartz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(800) 545-3732 10 Marshall St
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Suffolk University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law
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...
Zoraida Fernandez
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
University of Michigan Law School
Attorney Zoraida Fernandez practices criminal defense and civil litigation. Zoraida understands that clients come to her when they are in crisis, whether it’s because they are facing criminal prosecution, are at risk of losing or have lost their jobs, or have otherwise been deprived of their civil rights and liberties. Her clients’ goals are of paramount concern and dictate the strategy and approach in each of her cases. In 2018, Zoraida was selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, Zoraida worked with the Innocence Project of Minnesota (IPMN). With IPMN, she...
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...
Adela Aprodu
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(978) 406-9090 153 Andover Street
Suite 205
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationDanvers, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Employment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Adela graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a triple major in Health Services, Administration of Justice and Communications. She obtained her J.D., cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, with certificates in Civil Litigation and Health Services.

Following graduation, Adela spent almost three years in Boston, Massachusetts representing clients in a variety of matters, including personal injury, summary process, contract disputes, and class action cases. In 2017, she moved to Buffalo, New York where she concentrated her practice in litigation, medical malpractice defense, nursing home defense, employment discrimination defense, and corporate health care matters....
Kevin Michael Plante
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 784-8306 General Counsel Law LLC
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02155
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...
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
Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
Harvard Law School
Ruth O’Meara-Costello represents clients in criminal defense, Title IX, and employment law matters. Ruth is a committed and thoughtful advocate for her clients and has achieved significant victories both in and out of court.

Ruth’s commitment to individual rights and to due process inform her work with university students and faculty facing disciplinary action at their universities. Her experience handling criminal sexual assault cases complements her work representing accused students, and allows her to provide comprehensive legal representation to the students and faculty members she represents. Ruth also assists students and faculty accused of other university disciplinary violations, including plagiarism and...
Ana Isabel Muñoz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Civil Rights and Criminal
Yale Law School
Lisa G. Arrowood
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(617) 849-6210 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Business, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Harvard Law School
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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.


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