Ellis & Shafran provides employment law and general civil litigation services. The firm specializes in the following practice areas:
in 2008, Henry Ellis won a major prevailing wage and overtime class action case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In the case of Mullally, et al. vs. Waste Management of Massachusetts, Inc., 452 Mass. 526 (2008), the SJC ruled that the company's method for calculating overtime was illegal resulting in the payment of overtime wages totaling almost $5 million to current and former employees.Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
The firm also represents small businesses and individuals in a variety of general civil litigation disputes including divorce, personal injury, breach of contract claims, G.L. c. 93A claims, G.L. c. 30A appeals of administrative agency determinations, OSHA violations and compliance, federal affirmative action plan audits, environmental permit applications and violations, whistleblower claims, and unfair insurance settlement claims.Employment Law Counseling and Solutions
The firm advises and represents both individuals and small businesses in all areas of Massachusetts and federal employment law compliance, including wage and hour issues, discrimination and harassment claims, leave of absence issues, the review and preparation of employee manuals and handbooks, employee leave policies, anti-discrimination policies, sex harassment policies and investigations, compliance with wage and hour regulations, determination of temporary employee vs. independent contractor status, hiring and firing decisions, preparation and enforcement of non-competition covenants, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, and the negotiation of severance agreements.