Framingham Center, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Corey H. Surett
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and United States Supreme Court
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Joshua D. Krell
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience

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Mr. Craig C. Stern
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 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...
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(508) 820-8700 1101 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Employment, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Joseph Leone graduated Suma Cum Laude from Suffolk University and Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Website: http://www.LeoneLawOffices.com
Simon B Mann
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 270-0500 1071 Worcester Rd., Ste 42
Framingham, MA 01701
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Simon Mann lawyer at Mann Law Firm, P.C. is the managing partner at Mann Law Firm, P.C. He is a 2000 graduate of Skidmore College with a B.A. in Business, and is a 2005 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Simon is licensed to practice before the Massachusetts District and Superior Courts, and the U.S. District Court. Attorney Mann is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He has been a member of the American Bar Association since 2005, a member of the Boston Bar Association since 2006 and a member of the Massachusetts Trial Academy since 2013.
Framingham, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(508) 875-5222 205 Newbury St
Framingham, MA 01701
Employment and Antitrust
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...
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...
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.
John L Fink
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 7 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.
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...
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.
Andrea Haas
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Suffolk University Law SchoolU.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and Massachusetts
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Elijah Bresley
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Seton Hall University School of LawMassachusetts
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Margaret G. Plaza
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(508) 266-1457 1900 West Park Drive
Suite 280
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and Personal Injury
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.
John Brooks Harkavy
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Wellesley, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(617) 510-2121 89 Woodside Avenue
Wellesley, MA 02482
Employment, Animal, Appeals and Business
Matthew E. Jones
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Marlborough, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 395-0608 10 Boyd Circle
Marlborough, MA 01752
Employment and Probate
Nicholas Alexander Halks
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Wellesley Hills, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(781) 997-1576 60 Walnut Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 0281
Employment
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 19 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....
Jeffrey A. Newman
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 682-7157 60 State St
#700
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
Boston College Law School
Jeffrey Newman is an experienced whistleblower lawyer representing individuals in False Claims Act (Qui Tam) cases, SEC whistleblower cases and IRS whistleblower cases. He is a former prosecutor and before that a journalist, photographer and writer. He is also a video game creator and is presently working on a world-wide team player contest video game for children who like to solve puzzles. His daily blog can be found at www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com
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 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
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...
David Conforto
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 13 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... Read More »
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Joseph Sulman
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterMassachusetts, 1st Circuit and District of Massachusetts
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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
J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 490-8500 Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
I represent businesses throughout New England in matters related to business litigation, construction disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, insurance related disputes, E&O claims, contract drafting and negotiation, and a wide range of general litigation, employment, and personal injury cases.

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

I enjoy working with clients in all aspects of risk...
Lisa G. Arrowood
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 36 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
James W. Duffy
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(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...
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
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.
Joseph A.  Swartz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 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
David Angueira
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 36 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
Michael J Bace
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 11 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.
Ms. Leslie Lockard
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Norwood, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(781) 551-0800 Norwood Corporate Center
1500 Providence Highway Suite 33
Norwood, MA 02062
Employment and Health Care
Employers consult me when they need to put in place legally compliant HR policies and procedures. I also write their employee handbooks, employment contracts, noncompetition agreements, commissions policies and severance agreements, and I provide advice about difficult personnel or legal compliance issues. Health insurance law compliance, particularly the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), is another topic about which I advise employers. I also provide advice about compensation, exemption and overtime pay laws, workplace/sexual harassment, disability and family/ maternity leave/FMLA rights, terminations and layoffs and independent contractor issues. I have particular expertise in issues...
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...
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(781) 784-2322 46 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Boston College
I have over twenty years experience in civil litigation, including business, employment and consumer disputes. I was formerly a partner at a large Boston, Massachusetts law firm, where I handled business litigation, product liability and tort defense, contract and trade secret and non compete claims. In 2009, I started my own law firm, which became slnlaw LLC in 2016. Since starting my own business, I have represented individuals and businesses in civil litigation involving trade secrets, non compete agreements, business litigation, and most aspects of labor and employment law. I have helped employees invalidate or...
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
Jed DeWick
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 849-6213 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
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...
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...
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
Kate J Fitzpatrick
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 433-7073 Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationEmployment
Northeastern University School of Law
Kate Fitzpatrick, founder and principal of Doorways Employment Law (www.doorwaysemploymentlaw.com), has been a Massachusetts employment lawyer for more than ten years. She went to law school to learn employment law after working for several years in different corporate and organizational environments and becoming interested by workplace dynamics. She started her legal career as a civil legal aid lawyer for the poor and went on to be appointed an Assistant Attorney General in the Fair Labor Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, where, until 2014, she was responsible for enforcing and defending many state employment laws. As an attorney, she has...
Benjamin Knox Steffans
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Lowell, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(978) 364-7200 100 Merrimack Street Suite 205
Lowell, MA 01852
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...
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
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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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