Areas of Law

Employment

When should I contact an employment lawyer?

  • I think I was unfairly fired from my job.
  • I think I have been discriminated against by my employer.
  • My employer is violating company policies and procedures.
  • I need to obtain unemployment benefits.
  • I have concerns about my benefits including: vacation pay, leave, severance and Worker’s Compensation.
  • I believe my work conditions are unsafe.
  • I have not been paid for hours that I have worked.

Why should I hire an employment lawyer?

A qualified employment law lawyer can help make sure that your best interests are taken into consideration throughout the duration of your case. A lawyer can help you review and analyze all of your employment contracts, documents, and files. Hiring a qualified attorney to review your unique situation could make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

How do I choose an employment lawyer?

Employment law cases often require a thoughtful and focused analysis of your situation and may require decisions to be made in a short period of time. It is important to hire a lawyer who is familiar with the complexities of employment law in Massachusetts. The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service can help connect you with an experienced lawyer to suit your individual needs.

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News & Events

March 31, 2021

Individual Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and International Revenue Service (IRS) has recently announced that the deadline for individuals to file their tax returns has been extended from April 15th to May 17th. This extension only applies to individuals filing their personal tax returns. If you are an individual taxpayer and would need an extension past May 17th, you can file Form 4868 for an extension until October 15th, 2021.

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March 30, 2021

Updated Supreme Judicial Court Order

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an regarding the operation of Massachusetts state courts and courthouses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new order has gone into effect March 1, 2021, and will replace the existing order issued on September 17, 2020.

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February 24, 2021

Reopening Massachusetts

As the New Year has gone on, the state of public health in Massachusetts has started to improve greatly. Because of this, Mayor Walsh announced on Monday, February 8th, the state has adjusted the 25% capacity restriction on local businesses. Certain businesses now are able to operate at a 40% capacity.

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