Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of employment-related situations. We help businesses avoid potentially damaging situations by developing, implementing and communicating sound workplace policies and strategies.

Our Employment attorneys combine the extensive experience of both our corporate and litigation practices. We provide general counsel on employment issues, including:

  • Hiring and termination policies
  • Development of employee manuals
  • Employee oversight and personnel relations
  • Business immigration
  • Compliance with employment laws, including the Wage and Hour Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Equal Employment Opportunity matters
    Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, severance agreements and other executive compensation arrangements
  • Employee benefit issues, including ERISA, health and retirement plans
  • Representation before the Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Representation before National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Representation before the Maine Department of Labor, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board and state labor relations boards.
  • Internal investigations of discrimination complaints
  • Workplace training seminars

Our employment litigators regularly defend employers in state and federal courts.

Our Labor attorneys provide advice on day-to-day labor/management relations issues. In addition, we provide support to management in:

  • Arbitrations
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Union organizing and decertification drives
  • Discipline and discharge cases
  • Labor disputes, picket lines, and strikes
  • Grievance proceedings

We also represent employers in unfair labor practice charges and union election proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.