Cambridge, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Elijah Bresley
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Seton Hall University School of LawMassachusetts
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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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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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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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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
Cambridge, MA Employment Law Attorney
(617) 679-5210 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
School of Law
Cambridge, MA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(617) 868-9200 86 Sherman St
Cambridge, MA 02140
Employment, Divorce and Family
Cambridge, MA Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
1580 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Employment
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....
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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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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
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 –...
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...
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.
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
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...
James W. Duffy
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
James Duffy is a 2017 cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, graduating with Distinction in the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration.

While at Suffolk, Jim was an active member of the Suffolk Prosecutors Program, where he represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the prosecution of criminal matters. In that job, he conducted legal and factual research, drafted pleadings, and regularly appeared in court to argue on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Jim also received numerous awards for his academic and advocacy achievements while in law school. He received the Distinguished Brief award and was named Best Oral Advocate in his first...
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
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...
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...
Rachel Stroup
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Civil Rights and Criminal
Northeastern University School of Law
Rachel Stroup focuses her litigation practice on employment law and criminal defense. Rachel is a compassionate and tenacious advocate who is dedicated to fighting for her clients.

Rachel listens carefully to each client’s needs, and works with the client to devise a case strategy aimed at meeting those needs. She recognizes that many of her clients want to focus on a strategy that compensates them for the injuries they have suffered without a protracted trial. Rachel’s strong advocacy, thoughtful decision making, and hard work have led to substantial settlements for her clients in cases she litigates. Rachel has successfully represented...
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...
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...
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
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...
John F. Rossi
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 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...
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...
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.

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
Jed DeWick
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(617) 849-6213 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Alan H. Crede
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(617) 721-9139 8 Faneuil Hall
#300
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Boston College Law School
Jonathan M. Feigenbaum
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 357-9700 184 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationEmployment and Insurance Claims
Suffolk University Law School
Jonathan M. Feigenbaum of Boston concentrates in ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) law and insurance claims denied under state laws. Whether an insurance company, employer, union or other ERISA governed plan has denied your insurance claim, we can help you with: Short term disability Long term disability insurance Individual disability insurance for professionals Healthcare coverage Independent medical examinations (IMEs) Life insurance claims for accidental death and dismemberment Credit disability insurance Pension Other employee benefits Areas of Practice ERISA Disability Insurance Health Insurance Life Insurance Pensions Severance ...
William C. Parks Esq.
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 974-3281 100 State St, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment and Bankruptcy
New England Law | Boston
Accessible, knowledgeable, and reliable, Mr. Parks is committed to his clients and is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best young attorneys in his field. Mr. Parks devotes most of his practice to bankruptcy and debt related work.
Howard M. Brown
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Brookline, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
1170 Beacon Street
Suite 200
Brookline, MA 02446
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
Suffolk University Law School
I founded Boston Employment Law PC in 2016, continuing my practice in employment law, business litigation and appeals, which began in 1986. In the employment area, I represent both employers and employees before state and federal administrative agencies and courts in cases involving: wage payment and overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Massachusetts law; sexual harassment; age, race, disability and sex discrimination; wrongful termination; and trade secrets and non-competition agreements. I also counsel clients regarding day-to-day employment law issues involving COBRA; the Family and Medical Leave Act; reasonable accommodation to disabled employees; employment contracts; severance;...
Maura Greene
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(617) 936-1580 6 Beacon Street, Suite 910
Boston, MA 02108
Employment
Suffolk University Law School
Maura Greene is a Boston employment attorney representing individuals in sexual and racial harassment cases and wrongful termination cases, counseling on job loss, negotiating and drafting contracts and severance agreements, handling wage and hour claims, drafting executive compensation agreements, consulting on vacation pay and overtime issues, drafting employee handbooks and policies, conducting sexual harassment and other workplace training.
Our firm represents employees in the fields of bio-technology, technology, pharmaceutical, health care, high education, secondary education,manufacturing and retail.
Maura Greene is AV rated (highest individual rating an attorney can receive) with over twenty-seven years of experience. Named in 2019...
Sandra D. Long
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(617) 426-8100 262 Washington St
9th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Employment, Business and Immigration
Suffolk University Law School
My practice is concentrated on business immigration services, including strategic planning and advice, extensive case preparation, case filing and monitoring the status of pending cases. I deal primarily in a full range of immigrant and non-immigrant employment-based cases.
Michael J Bace
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 922-8328 7 Liberty Square
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
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.
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...
Tyler Langlais
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(617) 263-0060 15 Broad St
#800
Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer
Employment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
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
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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.