Amber L. Elias: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Amber L. Elias

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone(617) 532-9327

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Reductions in Force
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Severance Agreements
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
University Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, B.A., cum laude, 2005
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, J.D., 2008
Admitted2008, Massachusetts

Amber Elias is an associate in the Boston office. She represents employers in labor and employment matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

She has litigated and counseled employers on a variety of issues including: discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA and state human rights laws; FMLA and other leave laws; WARN and state reduction-in-force law compliance; and non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other restrictive covenants.

She has also helped clients create and enforce effective personnel policies on harassment, employee privacy, and data security.

Prior to joining the firm, Amber practiced in the litigation department of a Boston law firm.


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Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Earned Sick Time
Amber L. Elias, May 4, 2015
On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative requiring that all employees be entitled to earn and use up to 40 hours of earned sick time in a calendar year. There were significant ambiguities in the law (as discussed in our previous alert), but the law also enabled the...

D.C. Circuit: USAID Worker Jailed in Cuba Can’t Recover Damages from the Government
Amber L. Elias, January 7, 2015
On November 14, 2014, in Alan Gross and Judith Gross v. U.S.A., a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously held that a humanitarian aid worker, who sub-contracted with the United States Agency for International Development (“USAID”), could...

Earned Sick Leave Becomes Law in Massachusetts
Amber L. Elias, November 28, 2014
On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot measure to provide earned paid sick leave to employees. Effective July 1, 2015, employers with more than 10 employees will be required to allow all employees who work in Massachusetts to accrue and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per...

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Amber L. Elias

200 State Street
BostonMA 02109


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