Tag 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

Posted in Employment Law | Tagged , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Employment Law | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Pro Bono Matters

Recently, one of Attorney Murphy’s pro bono clients received a much deserved win in her unemployment benefit case against Kentucky Fried Chicken (“KFC”).  Andrade v. KFC, Docket no: 624245.  Attorney Murphy argued at the unemployment hearing that KFC wrongfully terminated his … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Law | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Pro Bono Matters

Today, Attorney Murphy marks 35 pro bono service hours dedicated to indigent clients in the month of October, surpassing his goal of 25 hours.  Attorney Murphy is indeed very pleased to have made a difference to several individuals by providing … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Unreasonable Workplace Policies Defeated

Attorney Murphy’s tone is set for the new year with a highly notable unemployment decision in favor of his client in the matter of Ghidey v. Morgan Memorial Inc., Division of Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”), Docket 599719.  The employer in this case, a … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Law | Tagged , , , , ,

Pro Bono Matters

Attorney Murphy’s pro bono representation of low income citizens of the Commonwealth resulted in another favorable outcome in the matter of Colon v. Crittenton’s Union, Inc., BR-120635.  Attorney Murphy’s client, Ms. Colon, a former case manager for Crittenton’s Union, sustained a gun … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Law | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Client Matters

The US Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in Dukes v. Walmart on June 20, 2011. Over a million past and present female Walmart employees alleged sexual discrimination against the giant retail chain in this case. However, the Supreme … Continue reading

Posted in Employment Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,