Plainville, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

Ana Isabel Muñoz
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Successful & Skilled Employment Attorney! Dedicated to Justice for Employees!

I provide aggressive and skilled legal representation for employees with workplace disputes. I will fight for your rights and interests! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Inga Bernstein
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Experienced Employment Law Attorney! Outstanding Employee Representation!

I provide aggressive and thorough advocacy for employees who have been wronged in the workplace! I am dedicated to zealously protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Naomi R. Shatz
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Exceptional Employment Law Attorney! Fighting for Employee Rights & Interests!

With a combination of legal expertise and experience, I zealously advocate for the rights and interests of employees who have been wronged in the workplace! Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Zoraida Fernandez
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Aggressive Employment Law Attorney! Diligent Representation for Employees!

I provide exceptional representation for employees with workplace disputes. I will work aggressively to protect your rights and interests! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Gregory D. Lorincz
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North Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 986-9403 12 Church Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Employment, Business, IP and Landlord Tenant
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
I pursue a pragmatic approach in delivering cost efficient solutions to the myriad legal problems encountered by businesses in areas ranging from forming a new business to litigation and appeals.

Paul F. Lorincz
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Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(508) 222-0002 144 Bank Street
P.O. Box 2320
Attleboro, MA 02703-1019
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Boston College Law School
A PARTNER with the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of family law, including mediation and conciliation, corporate and business law, civil litigation, and estate planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Boston College in 1972, Attorney Lorincz graduated from Boston College Law School in 1975 and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is a member of the Attleboro, Bristol County, and Massachusetts Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Council on...
Robert Holmes Fennessy Jr
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Mansfield, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(508) 668-5595 200 Chauncy Street
Suite 112
Mansfield, MA 02048
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Divorce and Municipal
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Fennessy is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Supreme Court. He routinely practices before the Family and Probate Courts in all matters involving divorce, separation, and family law. Attorney Fennessy is an Adjunct Professor of Law at UMass Law School in Dartmouth, and was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Southern New England School of Law. He has been an elected official in his town for more than two decades as Selectman, Finance Committee member, Conservation Commission, and Constable, and has served...
Lissa McKinney
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 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...
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...
Djuna Perkins
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 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.
Marc Levy
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Medfield, MA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(508) 359-8600 50 North Street
P.O. Box 931
Medfield, MA 02052
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Boston College Law School
Attorney Marc J. Levy is hardworking, knowledgeable, and experienced in many practice areas of law with a focus being in Personal Injury, Employment, and Workers Compensation matters. Attorney Levy is a skilled negotiator and someone you want on your side. He will fight to get what is just and deserving for you as his client. For more, visit: http://www.marclevyesq.com/
F. Henry Ellis III
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(781) 329-1157 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Suffolk University Law School
Alexander Matulewicz
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Walpole, MA Employment Law Lawyer
1600 Boston Providence Highway
Walpole, MA 02081
Employment, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Andrew Kisseloff
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Norwood, MA Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(781) 762-5371 63 Cherrywood Dr
Norwood, MA 02062
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Kelly T. Gonzalez
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney

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Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Success & Experience Fighting for Employee Rights & Interests! Call for Help!

I am a committed and thoughtful advocate with significant victories for clients. I will aggressively protect your rights and interests! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jennifer Louise Kurzon
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Uxbridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(213) 713-5055 117 OLD MILLVILLE RD
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Probate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Thomas J. Cleary
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Raynham, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 880-6677 10 Commerce Way
Raynham, MA 02767
Employment, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
Franklin, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(508) 553-5800 25 Kenwood Cir
Ste 10
Franklin, MA 02038
Employment, Business, IP and International
Texas Tech University School of Law
Sharon, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(781) 806-5392 3 Weyman Ln
Sharon, MA 02067
Employment, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Franklin, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 570-2025 1000 Franklin Village Drive
Franklin, MA 02038
Employment, Business and Insurance Defense
Sean C. Flaherty
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Taunton, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 500-1188 122 Dean St
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationEmployment, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Sean Flaherty joined Keches Law Group, P.C. in 2004 with a background in the construction industry. He is a former member of the Local 7 Steel and Ironworkers Union. Sean represents injured workers in all phases of workers’ compensation litigation including Conciliations, Conferences and Hearings before Administrative Law Judges at the Department of Industrial Accidents. He also handles Social Security Disability claims, as well as cases involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

Before joining Keches Law Group, P.C., Sean interned with the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. Attorney Flaherty is the standing President of the Bristol Bar Association and...
Maria Mancini Scott
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Taunton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(508) 500-1188 122 Dean St
Taunton, MA 02780
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Suffolk University Law School
Sean P. Downing
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Taunton, MA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 500-1188 122 Dean St
Taunton, MA 02780
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Robert J. Cirafice
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Taunton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(508) 500-1188 122 Dean St
Taunton, MA 02780
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Michael P. Rainboth
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Taunton, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(508) 500-1188 122 Dean St
Taunton, MA 02780
Employment, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Melissa Ramos
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

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Stephanie Greene
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Free Consultation! Over 30 Years of Legal Experience! Exceptional Advocacy!

I provide dedicated and determined legal advocacy for employment law matters. I am committed to pursuing the best possible outcomes for your legal disputes! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Brockton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(508) 588-5015 360 Belmont St
Brockton, MA 02301
Employment and Personal Injury
Norwood, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 255-5573 30 Walpole St
Norwood, MA 02062
Employment and Civil Rights
Robert S. Stephen
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(877) 663-1007 820A Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationNorth Andover, MA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Personal injury attorney Robert Stephen delivers successful results for clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve.
Michael O. Smith
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(617) 263-0060 15 Broad St
#800
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Employment, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Smith is a strong advocate for the rights of injured and disabled. He possesses over 20 years of legal experience. After graduating with honors from Boston University School of Business Management, he started his career as a workers compensation claims adjuster.

Attorney Smith soon realized he could accomplish more in his career if he earned a Law Degree. He decided to attend Suffolk University Law School on Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. Soon after graduation, he worked briefly at a prestigious Insurance Defense Firm in Boston, Massachusetts. He quickly realized he did not want to represent big insurance companies and...
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 353-3310 75 Arlington Street, Ste. 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law and Harvard Law School
Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. He has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international transactions, business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include individuals, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is a co-founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc.Mr....
David Conforto
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(617) 721-9139 20 Park Plaza
#1115
Boston, MA 02116
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.
Naomi R. Shatz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
Yale Law School
Attorney Naomi Shatz focuses on students' rights, university discipline, and employee rights. She represents students at all levels of education from elementary school through graduate school, as well as teachers and professors involved in discrimination cases and disciplinary proceedings regarding claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and academic misconduct. Naomi also advises and represents individuals in employment matters and criminal cases.

Naomi has been selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers each year since 2016. In 2018, Naomi was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Law Weekly.

Prior to joining Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, Naomi was a...
Ryan P. Morrison
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Health Care
Boston College Law School
Since 2010, I have represented whistleblowers in federal and state False Claims Act cases:
* customs duties cases, in which obligations to pay duties have been avoided or reduced due to false statements about cost of goods, tariff codes, or country of origin
* health care cases, including Medicare or Medicaid claims for medically unnecessary goods or services, and false billing
* pharmaceutical cases, including claims caused by improper off-label promotion of drugs, and claims caused by kickbacks
* procurement cases, including false reporting under "cost plus" contracts with government agencies
* Small Business Administration-related cases, in which false statements about ownership, control or status...
J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(508) 490-8500 Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
I represent businesses throughout New England in matters related to business litigation, construction disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, insurance related disputes, E&O claims, contract drafting and negotiation, and a wide range of general litigation, employment, and personal injury cases.

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

I enjoy working with clients in all aspects of risk...
Matthew J. Kidd
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(617) 820-8400 12 Erickson St. Ste. 201
Boston, MA 02122
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Prior to being an attorney, Matthew J. Kidd has been an employer, executive, salesperson, investor, and consultant. Attorney Kidd's extensive business background, combined with his trial advocacy skills make him a formidable presence in and out of the courtroom.

Kidd is a graduate of Xaverian Brother’s High School, holds a BSc. Degree from Babson College in Finance, and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by Avvo.com which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award in 2017 and 2018. Kidd was also named a 2018 “Rising Star” by SuperLawyer.com and received the “Silver...
Monica R. Shah
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Experienced & Successful Employment Law Attorney! Employee Counsel & Advocacy!

I am a successful and diligent employment attorney. I am dedicated to aggressive advocacy to protect the rights and interests of employees with workplace disputes! Visit my website for results, call for a case review. Read More »
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David A. Russcol
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Experienced & Skilled Massachusetts Employment Lawyer! Employee Representation!

I provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for employees with workplace disputes! I will fight for your rights and interests! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
Harvard Law School
Ruth O’Meara-Costello represents clients in criminal defense, Title IX, and employment law matters. Ruth is a committed and thoughtful advocate for her clients and has achieved significant victories both in and out of court.

Ruth’s commitment to individual rights and to due process inform her work with university students and faculty facing disciplinary action at their universities. Her experience handling criminal sexual assault cases complements her work representing accused students, and allows her to provide comprehensive legal representation to the students and faculty members she represents. Ruth also assists students and faculty accused of other university disciplinary violations, including plagiarism and...
David Angueira
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 545-3732 10 Marshall St
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Boston University School of Law
Tyler Langlais
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(617) 263-0060 15 Broad St
#800
Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Employment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tyler Langlais is an Associate at the Law Offices of Michael O. Smith. Prior to joining the firm Attorney Langlais was an Associate at a Framingham based law office where he represented clients in a wide range of areas, from employment law and discrimination cases to personal injury, criminal and business matters.

During law school Tyler served as a law clerk for a number of Boston based law firms working in the areas of Personal Injury, Probate Law, Criminal Defense and Consumer Defense. Tyler earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a...
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...
Kevin Michael Plante
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(617) 784-8306 General Counsel Law LLC
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02155
Employment, Business and Education
Syracuse University and Vermont Law School
Mr. Plante was most recently General Counsel at Perkins School for the Blind, where he handled all legal affairs of the organization. He performed legal work including contract, employment, regulatory, education and litigation. He drafted, reviewed and negotiated private and governmental agreements. Mr. Plante advised the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO, the CFO and Senior Management on legal and business issues. He served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Plante supervised and managed all outside counsel. He handled all disputes including litigation, administrative proceedings, settlements and internal investigations. He regularly advised on employment matters and handled...
Matthew J. Fogelman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 559-1530 189 Wells Ave
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Monica R. Shah
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and White Collar Crime
Columbia Law School
Monica Shah focuses her litigation practice on criminal defense, employment, and Title IX matters. She has successfully handled complicated and highly-contested cases from the initial stages of investigation and discovery through trial and appeals. In the last two years, she served as lead counsel and successfully litigated and settled two cases against major universities where she represented clients who had experienced gender discrimination and sexual harassment, and she won a nearly $10.9 million jury verdict on behalf of her client in a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the City of Boston, a verdict she defended in the appeals court...
Robert T. Naumes Jr.
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(888) 367-2900 1 International Pl
18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Employment, Asbestos, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Naumes has been an attorney since 2005. He is presently representing victims of asbestos exposure, mesothelioma, defective hips, and Essure.

Mr. Naumes has been listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star between the years of 2013-2018. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers between the years of 2015-2017.

Daniel I. Lampke
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Needham, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(781) 749-9922 687 Highland Avenue
Suite 1
Needham, MA 02494
Employment, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
New England Law | Boston
Inga Bernstein
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Education
Harvard Law School
Inga Bernstein is a distinguished Criminal Defense and Employment Law Attorney at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP. For over two decades, she has provided comprehensive representation for an array of criminal and civil matters. Inga is dedicated to providing a smart and effective defense for clients facing criminal charges. In civil matters, her representation includes meticulous research and forceful arguments in pursuit of the best possible outcomes. Inga's experienced and passionate advocacy has led to many outstanding results.

Inga has received numerous awards. Best Lawyers named her Lawyer of the Year for Boston Employment Law-Individuals in 2015 and 2018. She...
Rachel Stroup
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Skilled & Experienced Massachusetts Attorney! Tenacious & Strategic Advocacy!

I provide tenacious, thorough, and strategic representation. I am committed to protecting your rights and interests in workplace matters! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Emma Quinn-Judge
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Diligent Employment Law Attorney! Aggressive & Dedicated Employee Advocacy!

My strong and thoughtful advocacy translates into excellent results for clients. I will work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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.


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Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.