Taunton, 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...
Tyler Langlais
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(617) 263-0060 15 Broad St
#800
Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Employment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tyler Langlais is an Associate at Mass Injury Group. 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 Juris Doctor from New...
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...
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...
Inga Bernstein
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 26 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...
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...
Lissa McKinney
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 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...
David Angueira
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 38 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
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
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...
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...
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.
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.
Kelly T. Gonzalez
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Hingham, MA Employment Law Attorney
(781) 749-0021 175 Derby St
#17
Hingham, MA 02043
Employment, Education and Municipal
Boston College Law School
Long & DiPietro, LLP represents school districts and school superintendents.
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...
Alan H. Crede
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(617) 721-9139 20 Park Plaza
#1115
Boston, MA 02116
Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Boston College 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
Cheri L. Crow
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Stoneham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(781) 438-6400 Two Main Street, Suite 300
Stoneham, MA 02108
Employment
Boston College Law School
Specializing in employment law. Includes drafting of contracts, handbooks, policies, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, and separation agreements; providing legal advise; negotiations, bringing and defending lawsuits; handling discrimination and harassment cases and unemployment matters. Extensive experience at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Federal District Court and Massachusetts State Courts.
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...
Jed DeWick
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 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
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Waltham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 49 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.
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...
Kate J Fitzpatrick
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 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...
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
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.
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
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...
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 and Appeals
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;...
Mr. James Riley Hodder
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 791-5541 333 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01610-1022
Employment, Business, Family and Insurance Claims
Suffolk University Law School
Mark Edward Burke Esq.
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Burlington, MA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(781) 273-3801 Executive Place
50 Mall Road, Suite 208
Burlington, MA 01803
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
University of New Hampshire School of Law and Northeastern University
Since its founding in 1996, dedication and commitment to serving clients has been at the heart of the Law Office of Mark E. Burke. Attorney Burke is both book smart and street smart and he prides himself on economical, efficient and successful results.
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
Mr. John Schuyler Keating
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Marshfield, MA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(617) 285-8113 84 Franklin Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
Employment, Consumer, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Suffolk University
John, a.k.a. "Chip" (a nickname he's had since birth) is the principal of the Law Offices of John S. Keating, a general practice law firm in Marshfield, MA serving residents and business on Boston's South Shore. Chip is a graduate of Brown University (B.A., political science, 1985) and Suffolk University Law School (cum laude, 1993). Chip's practice includes divorce and family law (approximately 50% of the practice), civil litigation, real estate, landlord/tenant, wills and trusts, employment law, and consumer protection. Chip is an active member of the Marshfield community, having served in local office (in a...
Darren Griffis
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 756-6206 11 Harvard St
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and DUI
Boston University School of Law
Darren Griffis focuses his litigation practice on criminal defense and criminal appeals in both state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. He also represents employees in employment law cases in those same jurisdictions. Darren is admitted in Massachusetts state courts, in the federal District of Massachusetts, and in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining GSK&G, Darren worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender. In this position, he represented hundreds of clients facing criminal charges in state courts in Providence, Kent, and Newport Counties. His legal expertise, insight, and analytical skills resulted...
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
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
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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.