Norton, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Rachel Stroup
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
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...
William S Smith
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Holden, MA Employment Law Attorney with 22 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...
William T. Harrington
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 26 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...
Kevin Michael Plante
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 784-8306 20 Park Plaza
Suite 498
Boston, MA 02116
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...
Rich Mucci
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Winchester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 729-3999 63 Shore Rd
Ste 23
Winchester, MA 01890
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Massachusetts Award Winning Attorney Richard Mucci is the founder of Winchester MA based Law Offices of Richard Mucci. Attorney Mucci is an experienced litigation lawyer who understands all facets of business, civil litigation and criminal defense. His law firm has strong expertise in employment law, personal injury, real estate law, divorce, estate planning, criminal law and construction law to name a few.

Knowing that clients, like patients, rarely have just one issue, Attorney Mucci is able to move seamlessly among diverse practice areas. Ahead of the curve, the Law Offices of Richard Mucci provides a one-stop shop to the surrounding...
Emma Quinn-Judge
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 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 –...
Michael J Bace
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 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.
Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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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 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...
Michael J. Akerson
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 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...
John F. Rossi
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 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...
Joseph Sulman
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 521-8600 391 Totten Pond Rd
#402
Waltham, MA 02451
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
Andrea Haas
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(617) 521-8600 391 Totten Pond Rd
#402
Waltham, MA 02451
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Suffolk University Law School
Matthew J. Fogelman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(617) 559-1530 189 Wells Ave
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Benjamin Knox Steffans
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Fall River, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 556-9959 57 North Main St, 2nd Floor
Fall River, MA 02720
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...
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
Josef Culik
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 11 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...
Michael Goldstein
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Middleton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 595-3800 161 S. Main Street
Building 2, Second Floor
Middleton, MA 01949
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Michael A. Goldstein is a Massachusetts lawyer who represents employees who have been the victim of discrimination in the workplace and wrongful termination from their jobs. He also represents employees who have not been paid their wages, commissions and PTO time due and owning both during their employment and after their separation from employment. In addition, he represents clients in unemployment appeal hearings when they have been denied unemployment benefits. Finally, Attorney Goldstien helps consumer get a fresh start on their finances through chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings.
Steve Churchill
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 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.
Leslie C. Carey
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Hingham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 749-0021 175 Derby St
#17
Hingham, MA 02043
Employment, Education and Municipal
Northeastern University
Long & DiPietro, LLP represents school districts and school superintendents.
Elijah Bresley
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 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
Sean P. O'Connor
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 11 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...
Patrick Banfield
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney
(617) 721-9139 20 Park Plaza
#1115
Boston, MA 02116
Employment and Civil Rights
Northeastern University School of Law
Gregory J White
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WORCESTER, MA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(617) 634-4194 306 Main Street
WORCESTER, MA 01608
Free ConsultationEmployment and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney White spent 14 years working as a prosecutor in three of the busiest district attorney's offices in Massachusetts where he prosecuted over 1000 criminal cases in the District and Superior Courts including first degree murder cases. Attorney White went on to serve as both General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and the Department of Labor. He then received a presidential appointment to work as Senior Attorney Advisor to the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. In 2009 he returned to Massachusetts where he opened his own firm. The focus of his practice...
Tracy M. Conlon
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Burlington, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(978) 341-4400 100 Summit Drive
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University Law School
Welcome to Conlon Law, LLC – skilled legal guidance in and out of court with fair and honest fees.

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

What sets us apart from other law firms? Experience, communication, a willingness to go the extra mile for clients and transparent billing. Conlon Law, LLC prides itself on staying in frequent communication with each of our clients so that they stay informed of the progression of their...
Lisa G. Arrowood
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 38 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
Joseph A.  Swartz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 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
Stephanie Greene
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Business
Boston College Law School
Tara Swartz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(617) 871-1500 100 State Street Suite 900
Boston, MA 02109
Employment
Northeastern University School of Law
Swartz Law, LLC concentrates on claims arising in the workplace and at colleges and universities. Attorney Tara M. Swartz represents employees, small businesses, and students in state and federal court, administrative agencies, mediation, arbitration, and appeals. Her employment practice includes a wide range of cases, such as for discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, leave violations including under the Family and Medical Leave Act, non-competition disputes, whistleblowing, and other employment related contract and tort claims. In the education context, Ms. Swartz concentrates on claims of discrimination, including working with students and institutions to develop...
William C. Parks Esq.
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 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.
Jack Merrill Jr
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Needham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 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...
Katherine A. K. Mumma
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 348-4344 24 Federal Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Employment and Business
Harvard Law School
Kathy’s practice focuses on the resolution of employment and complex commercial litigation and pre-litigation disputes. She has represented clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In that capacity she has successfully moved to dismiss a FLSA complaint brought against a quasi-public entity, defeated summary judgment in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation litigation, and successfully opposed motions for preliminary injunction in matters involving alleged breaches of covenants not to compete. Kathy also has an active appellate practice, having authored or participated in numerous appellate briefs in Massachusetts and federal appellate courts for clients. Having been in human resources...
F. Henry Ellis III
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(781) 329-1157 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Suffolk University Law School
Daniel I. Lampke
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Needham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(781) 749-9922 687 Highland Avenue
Suite 1
Needham, MA 02494
Employment, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
New England Law | Boston
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...
George Leontire
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New Bedford, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(855) 223-9080 66 N. Second Street
New Bedford, MA 02748
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, 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...
Thomas Evans
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(617) 721-9139 20 Park Plaza
#1115
Boston, MA 02116
Employment and Civil Rights
New York University School of Law
Djuna Perkins
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 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.
Danielle Jurema Lederman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Attorney with 7 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...
Austin Joyce
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Employment, 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
Howard M. Brown
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Brookline, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
1170 Beacon Street
Suite 200
Brookline, MA 02446
Free ConsultationEmployment
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;...
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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.