East Templeton, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Kirsten Anne Rostedt
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Westminster, MA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(978) 870-7422 P.O. Box 710
Westminster, MA 01473
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
New York Law School
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...
Nicholas Carbone
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Fitchburg, MA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(978) 987-6163 625 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney Carbone focuses his practice on Criminal and Civil Litigation. Prior to forming Boyle & Carbone, P.C., Attorney Carbone worked as an associate for a Worcester law firm focusing on Family Law and Criminal Defense, as a prosecutor in District Attorney Joseph Early’s Office and also served as an intern for the Honorable Judge Timothy Hillman in the United States District Court. Attorney Carbone possesses experience and an excruciating work ethic that is evident in all cases that he works on. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as in the United States District...
Karli S. Fernandez-Fontaine
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Leominster, MA Employment Law Attorney
(978) 870-4045 305 Whitney Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Employment, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Lissa McKinney
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Acton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 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...
(781) 329-3373 30 Eastbrook Road
Suite 201
Dedham, MA 02026
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 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.
Benjamin Knox Steffans
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 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...
(413) 418-4176 7 North St Suite 307
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 418-4176 75 Market Place, Suite 312
Springfield, MA 01103
(978) 364-7200 100 Merrimack Street Suite 205
Lowell, MA 01852
(508) 556-9959 57 North Main St, 2nd Floor
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 556-9959 100 Independence Drive, Suite 7 #417
Hyannis, MA 02601
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
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 48 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.
14 Havard Street
Worcester, MA 01545
P.O. Box 146
Northborough, MA 01532
Jack Merrill Jr
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Needham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 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...
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.
(413) 734-1002 101 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Peter Vickery
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Amherst, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 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.
James W. Duffy
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(617) 720-8447 1 Exchange Place
Worcester, MA 01608
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...
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Jenny A Daniell Esq.
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Amherst Center, MA Employment Law Attorney with 33 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..
Austin Joyce
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 39 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
Corey H. Surett
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationEmployment
Suffolk University Law School
Elijah Bresley
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 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
Joshua D. Krell
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Attorney with 26 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
Matthew J. Fogelman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(617) 559-1530 189 Wells Ave
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Cheri L. Crow
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Stoneham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 35 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.
Steven Boris
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 872-2710 665 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Employment, Business, Maritime and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Steve Boris is a founding member of the Firm. He concentrates in many areas of civil law including personal injury, maritime, business, employment law and alternative dispute resolution, practicing both in and out of courtrooms. Steve is AV® Rated, the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethics by the legal publisher Martindale-Hubbell. Steve has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Steve has represented parties in 500+ personal injury cases, trying many before state and Federal courts, but resolving...
Andrea Haas
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 521-8600 391 Totten Pond Rd
#402
Waltham, MA 02451
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Suffolk University Law School
Michael J. Akerson
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 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...
Joseph Sulman
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 521-8600 391 Totten Pond Rd
#402
Waltham, MA 02451
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Djuna Perkins
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(781) 326-6320 619 High Street, Ste. 103
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationEmployment and Education
Following twenty years in private practice and as a prosecutor, I opened my own firm in September 2012 to focus on acting as a neutral fact finder for colleges and universities in cases involving student sexual misconduct and employee-student harassment. I also provide advice and counsel on Title IX matters, conduct internal investigations for employers, and provide training in the prevention of employment discrimination and in Title IX. I also maintain a small litigation practice in which I represent plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters.
Mr. Craig C. Stern
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 7 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...
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...
Brian William Leahey
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Tyngsborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(978) 459-0396 1 Bridgeview Circle, Suite 15
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Municipal
Georgetown University Law Center
Attorney Brian W. Leahey is an experienced attorney who provides his clients with a dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate advocate. Attorney Leahey is thorough and efficient in representing their interests in a pragmatic, cost-effective, manner. Over the past twenty (20) years, he has handled a range of sophisticated legal matters including trying complex civil lawsuits, resolving government procurement issues, addressing voting concerns, dealing with labor relations and collective bargaining disputes, drafting and negotiating intricate contracts, conducting internal employment investigations, and identifying and preparing remediation plans for organizational deficiencies. For more information, please visit leaheypc.com
Danielle Jurema Lederman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(617) 559-1530 189 Wells Ave
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Northeastern University School of Law
Danielle Lederman is an associate at Fogelman & Fogelman. She practices in all areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff-side employment law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jurema worked as the Director of Legal Services and the Director of the Domestic Workers Law and Policy Clinic at the Brazilian Immigrant Center in Boston. In this capacity, she coordinated legal services in various areas encompassing employment, business, discrimination, immigration, and criminal matters. During that time, she also provided direct representation to clients with labor and employment law claims, including but not limited to wage and hour, discrimination, and...
Heather Virginia Baer
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Wellesley Hills, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Employment, Business, Criminal and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Heather Baer has over 20 years of legal experience with an extensive courtroom background. Heather has tried over 50 jury trials and approximately 100 bench trials. Heather regularly handles business law, employment law and criminal defense cases.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
Maureen Booth
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Dunstable, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(978) 649-0040 205 Pleasant Street
Dunstable, MA 01827
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Business and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Thomas E. Hogan II
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 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...
James Re
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Wellesley Hills, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(617) 542-5542 110 Cedar Street
Suite 250
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Employment, Business, Maritime and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Jim Re has been with Sally & Fitch LLP since 1986. Mr. Re's has extensive trial and appellate experience including the representation of ship owners, contract, collision, personal injury and cargo damage cases.
(617) 542-5542 1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(401) 521-6500 56 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
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...
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
Marvin Cable
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Amherst, MA Employment Law Attorney
(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
Brian Murphy
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 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,...
Bernard Romani III
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Westfield, MA Employment Law Attorney with 27 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
Mr. James Riley Hodder
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(508) 791-5541 333 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01610-1022
Employment, Business, Family and Insurance Claims
Suffolk University Law School
Mark Edward Burke Esq.
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Burlington, MA Employment Law Attorney with 28 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.
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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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