Uxbridge, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

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
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.

Benjamin Knox Steffans
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 556-9959 474 Grove St, Suite 730
Worcester, MA 01605
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...
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.
Brian Murphy
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(508) 762-1397 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Columbia Law School
Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...
Michael J. Akerson
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Darren Griffis
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 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...
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
Austin Joyce
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Austin Joyce has trial experience with Reardon, Joyce & Akerson, P.C. in federal and state trial courts involving civil and criminal matters with appellate experience in federal and state courts. Austin is a general practice attorney with emphasis on police misconduct and discrimination cases. Before joining Reardon, Joyce & Akerson P.C., Austin gained experience with various aspects of probate, criminal law, estate and fiduciary taxes, foreclosures, residential real estate, civil litigation, corporate law, UCC practice, banking law, and legal research with the Law Offices of Austin M. Joyce in Auburn, MA. Visit our website: http://www.rja-law.com
Margaret G. Plaza
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 266-1457 1900 West Park Drive
Suite 280
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and Personal Injury
John L Fink
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 433-0529 18 Lyman St. Suite 208
J&N Professional Building
Westborough, MA 01581
Employment and Consumer
University of Minnesota Law School
John Fink is Westboro based Attorney focusing his practice on consumer protection legal representation and wage and hour employment law. He has worked on a wide range of employment and consumer cases. John Fink received his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2011.
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/
Mr. Craig C. Stern
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 834-4044 1671 Worcester Road
Suite 110
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Massachusetts School of Law
Craig C. Stern is a founding partner of Rodriguez Stern, and focuses on the firm’s civil, corporate, and estate planning practice. He has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in all matters of litigation, including negligence and workers’ compensation claims, as well as forming corporations and limited liability entities, drafting contracts, and advising on general corporate matters. Attorney Stern is also highly experienced working with financial service professionals, including accountants and financial advisors, and assists their clients by drafting wills, trusts, and handling general estate planning matters. Prior to Rodriguez Stern, Attorney Stern worked as Corporate Counsel in the...
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...
Simon B Mann
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 270-0500 1071 Worcester Rd., Ste 42
Framingham, MA 01701
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Simon Mann lawyer at Mann Law Firm, P.C. is the managing partner at Mann Law Firm, P.C. He is a 2000 graduate of Skidmore College with a B.A. in Business, and is a 2005 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Simon is licensed to practice before the Massachusetts District and Superior Courts, and the U.S. District Court. Attorney Mann is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He has been a member of the American Bar Association since 2005, a member of the Boston Bar Association since 2006 and a member of the Massachusetts Trial Academy since 2013.
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(508) 820-8700 1101 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Employment, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Joseph Leone graduated Suma Cum Laude from Suffolk University and Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Website: http://www.LeoneLawOffices.com
Gregory J White
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WORCESTER, MA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(508) 797-3055 255 Park Avenue, Suite 1000
WORCESTER, MA 01505
Employment 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...
John Patrick Kirwan
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Oxford, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 312-7606 351 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540
Employment, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Andrew Gambaccini
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Employment
Robert Steven Adler
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 471-3018 339 Main Street Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01608
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
Franklin, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(508) 553-5800 25 Kenwood Cir
Ste 10
Franklin, MA 02038
Employment, Business, IP and International
Texas Tech University School of Law
Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(508) 793-2000 300 Main Street, 1st Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Employment, Business, Criminal and Health Care
Harvard Law School
Northborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(508) 393-9244 300 W Main St Bldg A
Unit 1
Northborough, MA 01532
Employment
Baylor Law School
Franklin, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(508) 570-2025 1000 Franklin Village Drive
Franklin, MA 02038
Employment, Business and Insurance Defense
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....
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...
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...
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...
Zoraida Fernandez
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
University of Michigan Law School
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...
Judd Peskin
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Springfield, MA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(413) 734-1002 101 State Street
Suite 401
Springfield, MA 01103
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Connecticut School of Law
Judd L. Peskin has been a lawyer since 1976, and concentrates in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and corporate/partnership law. His experience in the business world – as president of a manufacturing company and strategy consultant for Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen consulting) – gives him a rare and valued perspective in dealing with commercial litigation matters, business formation, non-competition agreements, corporate “divorces” and partnership dissolutions.
Emma Quinn-Judge
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 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 –...
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...
Adela Aprodu
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(978) 406-9090 153 Andover Street
Suite 205
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationDanvers, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Employment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Adela graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a triple major in Health Services, Administration of Justice and Communications. She obtained her J.D., cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, with certificates in Civil Litigation and Health Services.

Following graduation, Adela spent almost three years in Boston, Massachusetts representing clients in a variety of matters, including personal injury, summary process, contract disputes, and class action cases. In 2017, she moved to Buffalo, New York where she concentrated her practice in litigation, medical malpractice defense, nursing home defense, employment discrimination defense, and corporate health care matters....
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.
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
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.
Josef Culik
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 830-1795 225 Franklin St., 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Josef Culik is the President and Principal Attorney at Culik Law. Joe has built his reputation on helping people and has dedicated his practice in Boston, Massachusetts to consumer protection, employee rights, and individual personal injury. He has advocated for individuals against some of the largest companies in America and has a passion for helping people uphold their rights against impossible odds. He has filed both individual and class-action lawsuits against most of the major banks, against some of the biggest debt collectors and credit reporting agencies, as well as insurance companies and corporate employers. Joe...
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...
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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