Employment

McLane & McLane works with small business from their formation, hiring employees, conducting business and litigation. One of the areas in which our attorneys assist businesses, as well as their employees, is the area of employment.

Prior to Hiring

Our attorneys work with businesses and prospective employees during the time prior to hiring. There are many things which would prompt someone to seek legal assistance, such as background checks, drug screening and the employment application process, to name a few. If you are seeking to hire new employees and need additional consultation, call McLane & McLane today.

During Employment

Wage and Hour

Many complicated issues arise regarding the payment of wages and the keeping of employee time, including classification of employees and overtime payments due. Our attorneys work with both employers and employees with respect to asserting their rights under the law.

McLane & McLane represents both employers and employees regarding wage and hour claims.

Time-off/Leaves of Absence

The attorneys at McLane & McLane work with employers and employees so that they understand employee rights as to leaves of absence, overtime pay, sick pay and time off.

If you or someone you know has been terminated from employment unjustly, you should consult with an attorney to see if you have a claim.

Anti-Discrimination

Known by many as “equal opportunity,” both the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act and the Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination by employers based on a number of categories. Knowing your rights as both an employer and employee, and what the law considers discriminatory conduct is crucial to good working relationships in the workplace, and avoiding litigation. McLane & McLane works with both employers and employees on workplace discrimination claims.

Ending Employment (Termination)

Massachusetts is an “at will” state for termination of employment. However, employees cannot be terminated for unlawful reasons, and there are many exceptions that both employers and employees need to know. McLane & McLane assists both employers and employees with termination claims and defenses.

If you or someone you know has been terminated from employment unjustly, you should consult with an attorney to see if you have a claim.

If our practice areas do not address your particular needs, we have a network of trusted attorneys that we feel comfortable sending clients to. Please be sure to call our office and speak to one of our attorneys so that we can refer you to the right professional.