- 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 School||Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, J.D., 2008|
Amber Elias is an attorney 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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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...
Domestic Violence Leave Becomes Law in Massachusetts
Amber L. Elias, August 27, 2014
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence on August 8, 2014.This far-reaching law, which institutes reforms throughout the criminal justice system, mandates that all public and private employers with more than 50 employees must permit employees...
Rhode Island Enacts New Social-Media Privacy Law
Amber L. Elias, August 6, 2014
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts into law. In a press release, lawmakers said that the new law was modeled on similar laws in California that are “considered one of the nation’s strongest social-media privacy laws in the...
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