Employment Law Fundamentals
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Employment Law Fundamentals
Employer-employee relationships are infinitely varied and rife with potential conflict. This comprehensive employment law guide will walks through the legal essentials you need to speak with authority on employment issues. Explore both litigation and compliance aspects of the law to help you handle any questions likely to cross your path. Register today!
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ALLISON L. ANDERSON is an attorney with Foley Hoag LLP, and she is a member of the firm's labor and employment group. Ms. Anderson focuses her practice on representing and advising employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters. In her work, she represents corporations in labor arbitrations involving unions, and she defends clients against discrimination, harassment and wage and hour lawsuits. She represents clients in federal and state courts; before administrative agencies, such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; and before the American Arbitration Association. Ms. Anderson is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section). She earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Macalester College and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School.
CHRISTINE E. DIETER is an attorney with Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in the firm's labor and employment group and litigation practice. She works with employers on a broad spectrum of matters, including discrimination claims under Title VII, the ADA, FMLA, and their state counterparts; wage and hour issues; and non-competition/solicitation disputes. Ms. Dieter has experience litigating in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations. Ms. Dieter earned her B.A. degree from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.
ROBERT A. FISHER is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Boston office. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, with significant experience handling traditional labor matters on behalf of employers in a wide variety of industries, including higher education, hospitality, technology, and construction. Mr. Fisher is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association (member, Labor and Employment Section) and the American Bar Association (member, Labor and Employment Section). Mr. Fisher earned his B.S.F.S degree, cum laude, at Georgetown University; his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School; and his LL.M. degree, magna cum laude, at Cornell Law School.
DAVID GABOR is a partner with The Wagner Law Group, where he focuses his practice in human resources consulting, which includes drafting policies, negotiation of contracts, training employees, representing employers during audits, and overseeing ADA compliance for websites. Mr. Gabor handles litigation in federal and state courts and at arbitrations in issues arising out of the employer-employee relationship. He also maintains an appellate practice. Mr. Gabor is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the New York State and Massachusetts bar associations, the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Labor & Employment Law Committee. He has been selected for numerous awards, including Super Lawyers in 2007 and each year from 2009-2018. Mr. Gabor earned his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Centre.
ERIC R. LeBLANC is a partner at Bennett & Belfort, P.C. He is a litigator concentrating his practice in the areas of employment law, commercial/business law, and construction. His cases have involved: stockholder and partnership disputes; employment claims, such as violations of covenants not to compete, discrimination, and wrongful discharge claims; wage and hour controversies; class action litigation; disputes arising from commercial and residential real estate transactions; will, trust, and estate-related disputes; insurance disputes; and claims arising from construction projects and contracts. From 2012 to the present, Mr. LeBlanc has annually been named a SuperLawyer Rising Star in the area of business litigation, an honor awarded to only 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40. Additionally, in 2015, he was selected by the National Law Journal as a Boston Rising Star, signifying inclusion on the NLJ's list of 40 outstanding Boston area lawyers 40 years of age or younger. Mr. LeBlanc authored "Federal Rules of Evidence Which Figure Prominently in Civil Litigation," a chapter in MCLE’s Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit (2017 rev.), and the article "The Cycle of America's Privacy Intrusion: The USA Patriot Act Continues a Historical Trend" in the International Association of Defense Counsel's 2007 Joan Fullman Irick Privacy Project, Phase III. As a faculty member of National Business Institute's July 2017 human resources law seminar, he lectured on "A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Perspective on Bad HR Practices." And at the MCLE Annual Employment Law Conference in 2017, he co-taught a session entitled "The Interactive Process: Everything You Need to Know and Understand to Advise Your Clients and Litigate Your Case."
RICHARD S. LOFTUS in an attorney with Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP. His practice includes advising employers to help them navigate an increasingly complex universe of employment laws and regulations to help minimize their exposure to risk. His experience includes advising a wide range of entities on subjects, such as wage and hour compliance, Family and Medical Leave and the Massachusetts Sick Leave law, antidiscrimination laws at both the federal and state level, employment contracts, restrictive covenants and noncompetition agreements, and other employment-related issues. Mr. Loftus also focuses his practice on litigating matters at the trial, appellate, and administrative levels. His litigation experience includes employment discrimination cases, wage and hour matters, commercial litigation, intellectual property infringement, internal corporate disputes, civil rights claims, and contractual disputes between companies. Mr. Loftus earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Boston College and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2013-present. Mr. Loftus is a member of the Boston and Massachusetts bar associations.
SARAH C. SPATAFORE is an associate attorney with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP. She practices primarily in the labor and employment area, representing both public and private clients. Ms. Spatafore also handles education issues. She has represented clients before a number of courts and administrative tribunals at both the state and federal level. She regularly conducts seminars and training programs on unlawful harassment, preventing discrimination, and a variety of other labor and employment issues. Ms. Spatafore has completed all the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination-certified "Train-the-Trainer" courses. Ms. Spatafore received her undergraduate degree from Bates College and earned her J.D. degree, with honors, from Boston College School of Law.
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