Labor & Employment

From collective bargaining to policy implementation, hiring to firing, KP Law provides a full range of management-side labor and employment services, with a focus on the specific issues facing governmental/municipal employers, including public schools. Through periodic bulletins, we keep our clients up-to-date on the latest case law, statutes, and employment trends, both on the state and federal levels, at no extra charge.

The firm’s primary labor and employment practice areas include:

Labor and Employment Related Litigation

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Labor Relations Commission
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • State and Federal Court litigation, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, due process and equal protection claims, to name a few

Labor Negotiations

  • Negotiation of Collective
    Bargaining Agreements
  • Representation at proceedings before the Joint Labor Management Committee
  • Arbitrations and Contract Disputes, including Collective Bargaining-related Grievances

General Labor and Employment Services

  • Policy Drafting and Implementation (Including Drafting of Personnel Policies and Bylaws/Ordinances)
  • Advice on the Provision of Health Insurance under G.L. c. 32B
  • CORI Questions
  • Advice regarding Employee Hiring and Termination
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Proceedings
  • Negotiation and Drafting of Non-Union Employment Contracts
  • Internal Investigations (for example, claims of workplace discrimination)
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Guidance on the requirements of state and federal laws relating to employment such as FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and G.L. c. 151B
  • Retirement Issues
  • Opinion Letters on a Variety of Labor and Employment Questions
  • Training Seminars (for example, sexual harassment prevention training)