Category Archives: Employment Law

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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Pro Bono Honoree

Today, the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services in Massachusetts presented Attorney Murphy with a certificate of recognition “for performing in the finest tradition of the Massachusetts bar by providing significant pro bono legal services during … Continue reading

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#BostonStrong

On May 12, 2014, the Boston Bar Association awarded Attorney Murphy the “President’s Award” for providing pro bono legal assistance to victims and small business owners affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing through the Boston Bar Association’s Marathon Assistance … Continue reading

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Bank Branch Manager Prevails

  Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client, a former branch manager of a bank, received a favorable unemployment benefits decision after a highly contentious administrative hearing.  The bank terminated Attorney Murphy’s client due to an alleged workplace violation and argued the client … Continue reading

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Seek Counsel Prior to Expiration of Medical Leave

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client received a favorable unemployment benefits decision after a Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) administrative hearing on the merits of the client’s claim.  The employer terminated the client soon after his Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) … Continue reading

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Good Employee Falls Through the Cracks

Recently, Attorney Murphy’s client received a favorable decision after an administrative unemployment benefits hearing of the Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA).  The DUA originally denied the client unemployment benefits because he quit his job.  The client was a high performing … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Matters

This week, Attorney Murphy is very pleased to have received a favorable unemployment benefits decision for his client, which could not come at a better time of the year.  The Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) originally denied the client’s unemployment … Continue reading

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Good Cause to Quit

Recently, Attorney Murphy received an unemployment benefits decision in favor of his client, a former assistant retail store manager.  This case presented significant legal hurdles because the client quit her job.  Indeed, the Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) determined the … Continue reading

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Excessive Tardiness, Absenteeism Insufficient to Deny Unemployment Benefits

Attorney Murphy is particularly pleased at a recent unemployment benefits decision in favor of his client, a former Probation Department employee of the Trial Court.  Indeed, this case is one of Attorney Murphy’s most impressive unemployment wins given the serious … Continue reading

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