Employment & Labor Law
There is virtually no other area so regulated as employment and labor law. Yet none offers more opportunity for conflict than the relationship between employer and employee. Cooley Shrair’s Employment and Labor Law Department provides full-service legal representation to both employers and employees regarding all facets of employment and labor relations. We work with clients to resolve employment conflicts in the most effective way possible.
Our employment law attorneys have experience in Labor Law, Discrimination Law, Social Security Disability Law, and Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). We have litigated in both Massachusetts and Connecticut state courts as well as the federal courts, representing clients before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).
Our clients include educational institutions, municipalities, non-profit institutions, health care providers, large and small corporations and individuals.
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Recent Articles & News
On Monday, you inherit a million dollars. On Tuesday, your spouse files and serves a Complaint for Divorce. Do you get to keep the million dollars?
In Massachusetts, the court has broad discretion in determining which assets belong to the marital estate and how they should be divided. Neither the date of acquisition nor the manner in which title is held necessarily determines whether an asset is to be included in the estate. Rather, the concept of marital property in Massachusetts, as defined by statute as well as applicable case law, is expansive. “Upon divorce … the court may assign to either husband or wife all or any part of the estate of the other …” Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 208, Section 34.
Another impediment related to residential foreclosure
Following a foreclosure, we all have been faced with the prospect of evicting the homeowner who becomes as we all thought, a tenant-at-will. The general rule was to provide a 30-day notice of termination of tenancy and then to begin a summary process hearing to evict the post-foreclosure "tenant" from the property.