Needham Heights, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Ruth O'Meara-Costello
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
View Profile
Stephanie Greene
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolMassachusetts
View Profile
Zoraida Fernandez
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

University of Michigan Law SchoolU.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, California and Massachusetts
View Profile
Seth J. Elin
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience

University of Pittsburgh School of LawMassachusetts
View Profile
Jack Merrill Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
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...
Jeremy Y. Weltman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Lissa McKinney
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 329-3373 30 Eastbrook Road
Suite 201
Dedham, MA 02026
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 100 Powder Mill Road
#244
Acton, MA 01720
Matthew J. Fogelman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
F. Henry Ellis III
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Dedham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(781) 329-1157 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Suffolk University Law School
James Re
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Danielle Jurema Lederman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
John Brooks Harkavy
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Wellesley, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(617) 510-2121 89 Woodside Avenue
Wellesley, MA 02482
Employment, Animal, Appeals and Business
Djuna Perkins
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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.
Heather Virginia Baer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Naomi R. Shatz
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Yale Law SchoolMassachusetts and New York
View Profile
Corey H. Surett
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and United States Supreme Court
View Profile
Kas DeCarvalho
Claimed ProfileSocial Media
(866) 353-3310 75 Arlington Street, Ste. 500
Boston, MA 02116
Employment, 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....
(866) 353-3310 1301 Atwood Avenue, Ste. 215 N
Johnston, RI 02919
(866) 353-5020 925 South Federal Highway, Ste. 715
Boca Raton, FL 33432
J. Nathan Cole
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
David Conforto
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII SilverBlawgsearchSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 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.
David Angueira
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Corey H. Surett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
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
Josef Culik
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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...
Stephanie Greene
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Business
Boston College Law School
Joseph A.  Swartz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Robert T. Naumes Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 367-2900 1 International Pl
18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Ryan P. Morrison
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ABlawgsearchSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 7 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...
Monica R. Shah
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Columbia Law SchoolMassachusetts and New York
View Profile
Ana Isabel Muñoz
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Yale Law School2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
View Profile
William T. Harrington
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 24 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...
Sean P. O'Connor
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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...
Jeffrey A. Newman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII SilverBlawgsearchSocial Media
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
Graeme S.R. Brown
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
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
Lisa G. Arrowood
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Elijah Bresley
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Steve Churchill
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 607-3260 192 South Street Suite 450
Boston, MA 02111
Employment
Harvard Law School
I have been handling employment law cases for over 25 years. My practice is limited to representing employees. Our firm focuses on wage and hour issues (including tips violations, unpaid wages or commissions, overtime, misclassification) and discrimination cases.
Ms. Leslie Lockard
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Norwood, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 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...
James W. Duffy
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(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...
(617) 720-8447 1 Exchange Place
Worcester, MA 01608
Charlotte E. Glinka
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Milton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 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
Inga Bernstein
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
View Profile
Rachel Stroup
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Northeastern University School of LawMassachusetts
View Profile
Alan H. Crede
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 721-9139 8 Faneuil Hall
#300
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Boston College Law School
William C. Parks Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 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.
Kate J Fitzpatrick
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 433-7073 6 Liberty Square
#242
Boston, MA 02109
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...
(617) 433-7073 Worcester, MA 01608
Geoffrey Millsom
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(617) 482-0600 175 Federal St
Boston, MA 02110-2247
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Environmental and IP
Fordham University School of Law
Geoff is a commercial litigator who focuses his practice on business disputes. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants at trial and on appeal in courts across the country in high-stakes and business-critical commercial matters. Geoff’s business litigation practice has a particular emphasis on claims against commercial banks brought by customers, third parties and regulators.
(603) 782-5193 149 Hanover Street #300
Manchester, NH 03101
(401) 847-1919 49 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 274-7200 1 Citizens Plz #8
Providence, RI 02903-1345
Joseph Sulman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Joshua D. Krell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Seth J. Elin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawgsearchSocial Media
Milton, MA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(617) 855-7878 2 Granite Ave
#400
Milton, MA 02186
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jed DeWick
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
Thomas E. Hogan II
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
George Leontire
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 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...
(855) 223-9080 66 N. Second Street
New Bedford, MA 02748
David A. Russcol
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolDC, Massachusetts and New York
View Profile
Emma Quinn-Judge
PREMIUM

Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Yale Law SchoolMassachusetts
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Claimed
Years Experience
Language
Other Filters

Employment Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Employment Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Needham Heights Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

The WilmerHale Legal Services Center
(617) 522-3003
Jamaica Plain, MA


Community Law Center
Jamaica Plain, MA

Show More

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.