Litigation Avoidance – Advise employers regarding full range of issues concerning employees, including:

  • Hiring
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Leaves
  • Wage and hour
  • Blue Laws
  • Pay Equity
  • Classification (Independent Contractor/Employee)
  • Classification (Exempt/Non-exempt)
  • Intellectual Property (Ownership and Protection)
  • Internal Complaints
  • Discipline
  • Termination

Policies and Procedures

  • Handbooks: drafting, review, revision and updating

Employee Agreements – Negotiate, draft and advise concerning employee agreements, including:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Work Made for Hire/Intellectual Property Rights Agreements
  • Consulting/Independent Contractor Agreements

Training and Compliance

  • Workplace Training concerning sexual harassment and other discrimination issues
  • Pay Equity Audits

Internal Investigations

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Title IX
  • Whistleblowing

Litigation and Other Disputes – Represent employers at Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in arbitration, and in state and federal courts, in full range of employment-related matters, including

  • Unlawful Discrimination/Harassment
  • Wage/Hour
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Massachusetts Wage and Hours Laws
    • Overtime and Premium Pay
    • Misclassification
    • Class Actions
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Retaliation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Defamation and Interference with Contractual Relations
  • Termination in Violation of Public Policy

Governmental Investigations and Administrative Warrants

  • OSHA
  • Office of Civil Rights

Labor Relations

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Compliance
  • Grievances