Category Archives: Employment Law

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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Bank Teller Prevails

Recently, Attorney Murphy represented a former bank teller against Bank of America (BOA) in an unemployment insurance administrative appeals hearing.  BOA terminated Attorney Murphy’s client because of an alleged violation of the bank’s anti-money laundering policy.  Notably, however, this client … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Matters

Today, Attorney Murphy is pleased to receive an unemployment benefit hearing decision in favor of his pro bono client.  The employer terminated Attorney Murphy’s client for alleged insubordination, but Attorney Murphy argued that the termination was unjust.  Attorney Murphy successfully … Continue reading

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