- Labor & Benefits
- Employee Mobility
- Noncompetes & Trade Secrets
- Employment Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Training & Employment Practices
- Risk Mitigation
- Wage & Hour
- Defense of Employment Discrimination & Harassment Claims
|Contact Info||Telephone: 617.348.4917|
|University ||Boston University, B.S.; Boston University, B.A.|
|Law School||Georgetown University, J.D.|
|Admitted||2012, Massachusetts; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Boston Bar Association
•Member, Women's Bar Association
*Admitted in Massachusetts only. Practicing under the supervision and guidance of Members of the Washington, DC office.
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.
Recognitions & Awards
•Phi Beta Kappa
•Quoted in Federal Shutdown Suspends Agency Services, Activities, HR Magazine (11.01.2013)
•Co-author, Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1st, Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (06.24.2015)
•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)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1st
Jillian M. Collins,H. Andrew Matzkin, June 26, 2015
The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, which requires nearly all Massachusetts employers to provide earned sick time to employees, goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Unless they qualify for the limited safe harbor provision (discussed below), employers must be in compliance with the law and allow...
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