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 Attorney General Publishes Final Earned Sick Time Regulations
Amber L. Elias, July 3, 2015
On June 19, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General published the final regulations concerning the new Earned Sick Time (“EST”) law that will go into effect on July 1, 2015. These final regulations differ somewhat from the draft regulations submitted in April and provide clarification...

Massachusetts Attorney General Offers "Safe Harbor" to Employers on Earned Sick Time, But Certain Conditions Apply
Amber L. Elias, June 10, 2015
On May 18, 2015, with just over six weeks until the earned sick time law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced that it would be creating a “safe harbor” provision for employers with existing paid time off policies. Under...

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...

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Amber L. Elias

200 State Street
BostonMA 02109


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