Category Archives: Employment Law

Restaurant Manager Prevails (again*)

Attorney Murphy is pleased with a recent decision by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”) affirming unemployment benefits for his client, a former restaurant manager of major seafood restaurant chain based in Boston.  Attorney Murphy represented the manager at … Continue reading

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100k Judgment Secured

Recently, Attorney Murphy secured a $100,992.00 judgment in favor of his client in a payment of wages case.  At issue was whether the employer paid the client, a laborer, prevailing wages and wages due upon his termination.  The evidence overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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No Call No Show Can Result in Unemployment Benefits

Recently, the unemployment office issued a decision upholding its initial determination that Attorney Murphy’s client was entitled to receive unemployment benefits. The client’s former employer appealed the determination stating the client quit her job by virtue of a “no-call, no … Continue reading

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Bank Employee Prevails

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client, a former senior personal banker, received a favorable unemployment benefits decision. The unemployment office initially denied the claim because the former employer alleged the client committed misconduct. Attorney Murphy, however, established through direct and cross examination … Continue reading

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Human Resource Manager Vindicated

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client, former human resources manager of a reputable k-12 mathematics program, received a favorable decision after a highly contentious unemployment hearing.  The unemployment office initially denied the client’s claim stating that the client resigned because he disagreed … Continue reading

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Independant Contractors May Have “Employee” Rights

Attorney Murphy has been working on several employment cases that are game changing for his clients.  These cases mostly involve misclassification of individuals as “independent contractors”.  Unfortunately, as independent contractors these individuals previously believed they did not have standing to bring lawsuits against their … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Matters: Preventive Measures in the Workplace

Recently, Attorney Murphy took on a pro bono unemployment matter for a client who did not deserve to be fired.  The client was a case manager at a Boston area hospital.  The client’s former supervisor accused the client of being insubordinate … Continue reading

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