Boston Business Attorney Doug Lovenberg understands how vital employment litigation can be for a business, no matter how large or small. He has a great deal of experience in business law when it comes to employment litigation, both in representing the company, and the employee. This gives him a unique ability to understand both sides of a dispute and know exactly how to fight for you. His goal in any case is to bring prompt and satisfying resolutions to his clients in all sorts of employment litigation cases.
Business Law Areas of Experience
There are many issues that are covered by employment law. These issues can affect all types of employees such as government employees, private employees, and independent contractors. These include the following:
Different types of Employment Suits
- Wage Payment Litigation – According to Massachusetts law, there are guidelines which must be followed when it comes to paying employees. For example, an employer must pay wages every week, or every 2 weeks. If an employee works for five or six days in a week, they must be paid within 6 days of the end of that pay period. If they work less than 5 days, they must be paid within 7 days.
- Breach of Employee Contract – An employment contract is usually drawn up to protect both the employee and the employer. It sets out the terms and obligations of both parties. If one party does not follow through with these terms and conditions, then they can be found guilty of breach of contract. In the employer’s case, they would be guilty of breach of employee contract.
- Severance Packages – Drawing up a severance package can be confusing. For example, although MA law requires that all employees who lose their jobs due to company takeovers be given severance pay, the Federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts this law. In order to understand such laws, a good Boston business attorney is needed.
- Wrongful Discharge – There are also may aspects of the law to understand on wrongful discharge in the state of Massachusetts. If the discharge was due to harassment, in violation of a contract, was to prevent an employee from receiving benefits, violates public policy, or was done to punish an employee for joining others who were fighting for better conditions, it is deemed a “wrongful discharge.”
There are several other issues which could lead to employment litigation, including Discrimination and/or Harassment, Vacation and/or Medical Leave, Maternity and/or Paternity Leave, and Retirement. If you are in need of employment litigation, give Boston Business Attorney Doug Lovenberg a call.