Assistance Navigating Employment Law Issues

Employment law encompasses regulations and administrative rulings that define employment law relationships such as the role of an employer or employee. Common topics included in employment law are wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, workplace safety and workers' compensation. Various state and federal statutes, and regulations govern employment law, yet despite these regulations, illegal work practices such as employment discrimination or harassment may still occur.

I am an experienced Boston employment law lawyer who represents employers. With this knowledge of both perspectives I can effectively prepare my client's case and successfully protect my client's interests. Contact my office today for more information on how I can help you or your business.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

As a Boston employment attorney, I represent employers defending claims for discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation and on a variety of wage and hour disputes. I frequently represent employers defending claims brought under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act, G.L. c. 151B, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Massachusetts Wage Act, the Massachusetts Overtime Law, and the Massachusetts Healthcare Workers Whistleblower Law.

I also provide such businesses with pre-dispute counseling and drafting of employment policies and agreements.

I also represent executives in disputes and in negotiations involving non-compete, non-solicitation, and severance agreements.

While many employment attorneys have only represented employees or management, I believe my having represented both employees and management in different employment matters provides me with greater insight into how a given case may be pursued or defended. I believe this wide experience enable me to better assess a claim and to represent effectively my clients’ interests.

Representing Management

I represent small and mid-sized businesses in defense of employment claims and provide counseling as well.

I have defended successfully employers at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in court from claims of discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment. I also am retained by an insurance company to represent its employer insureds in defense of such action. I strive to fully investigate the matter at the beginning and then provide my client with a frank assessment of the merits of the claim and the expected costs in defending. While I typically bill out at an hourly rate, I, after assessing a claim, am open to take on the defense on a flat fee basis, which can be broken out in stages of the litigation. My goal is to provide my client at the beginning of my representation with a thorough assessment of the claim and the expected costs so my client is in best position to decide how to proceed, e.g., defend aggressively, seek a quick trial date, or to attempt a settlement.

Of course, it is always better for an employer to not be sued in the first place. For this reason, I also draft employment contracts and employee policies and provide employers with pre-dispute counseling, such as providing advice on a contemplated termination. While typically, I bill at an hourly rate, I am also open to discussing flat fee arrangements, either on a periodic basis or a per job basis.

With my knowledge and experience of employment law and the legal system I am effective at litigating on behalf of my clients and in pursuing their interests cases.

Contact a Boston, Massachusetts Lawyer Today

In representing businesses and employers in litigation matters, I typically charge an hourly rate, but am open to discussing a flat fee arrangement based on the stages of litigation. For drafting employee handbooks, policies and agreements or conducting HR audits, I charge flat fees depending on the size of the business. I am also available to be retained to act as a company’s employment counsel and/or general counsel to be available on an as-needed basis and I charge a monthly or quarterly retainer fee for such services.

If you wish to seek legal representation or advice, please contact me at 617-426-7400 or emailing me at [email protected].