Jillian M. Collins


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Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Employee Mobility
  • Noncompetes & Trade Secrets
  • Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Counseling
  • Training & Employment Practices
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Wage & Hour
  • Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.4917
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

University Boston University, B.S.; Boston University, B.A.
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D.
Admitted2012, Massachusetts; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Boston Bar Association
•Member, Women's Bar Association


Jill’s practice focuses on litigation of federal and state employment disputes, including noncompetition and nonsolicitation enforcement, trade secret protection, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints, wrongful discharge claims, wage and hour matters, and workplace health and safety. She also counsels clients on various labor and employment issues, including leaves of absence, independent contractor and employee classification, internal workplace investigations, reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, terminations and reductions in force, employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks and policies, and compliance with state and federal occupational safety regulations.

Prior to joining the firm, Jill was a research assistant at Workplace Flexibility 2010, a nonprofit that supported the development of a comprehensive national policy on workplace flexibility. There, she wrote extensively about state temporary disability and paid family leave laws and contributed to and edited the organization's national policy platform on federal time off programs. During law school, she was a legal intern for the Office of the General Counsel at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, where she assisted with the defense of an employment dispute before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and handled government contracting issues. She was a Summer Associate at Mintz Levin in 2010.

•Quoted in Federal Shutdown Suspends Agency Services, Activities, HR Magazine (11.01.2013)

Awards & Recognitions
•Phi Beta Kappa

•Co-author, Employment-Related CORI Changes Go into Effect on May 4, 2012, Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (04.12.2012)
•Author, District Court Decision Rejects Associational Discrimination Claims under Chapter 151B, Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (01.31.2012)


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Putative Class Members Not Lovin’ It - Court Denies Conditional Certification of Supersized McDonald’s FLSA Class of More Than 1,000
Jillian M. Collins, September 25, 2014
McDonald’s, the fast food giant known for supersizing its orders, avoided conditional certification of an FLSA collective action this week based on the “very large” size of the putative class. The Eastern District of Michigan denied plaintiffs’ motion for conditional...

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year: President Obama Targets Federal Contractors Again, This Time on Labor Law Compliance
Jillian M. Collins, August 11, 2014
Federal contractors must be straining their necks to see if they have an actual target on their backs. Last week, President Obama signed an executive order that requires federal contractors to disclose labor and employment law violations dating back three years. This latest Order follows a number...

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal on Enforceability of FLSA Collective Action Waivers
Jillian M. Collins, July 10, 2014
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied a request to review the issue of whether the Fair Labor Standards Act grants employees a non-waivable right to bring a collective action and thus, renders arbitration agreements with collective action waivers unenforceable.

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Jillian M. Collins

BostonMA 02111


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