Daniel S. Field, former Chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fair Labor & Business Practices Division, which is Massachusetts’ principal labor law enforcement authority, has joined Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP. Mr. Field was responsible for overseeing enforcement of Massachusetts’ overtime, independent contractor, payment of wage, tip pooling, minimum wage, prevailing wage, and child labor laws, among others. Mr. Field represented the Attorney General before the legislature, providing testimony and preparing legislation on labor standards, as well as drafting public guidelines for compliance. Working jointly with the United State Department of Labor, he prosecuted cases involving overtime, pension-benefit, tax and insurance fraud. While an assistant attorney general, Mr. Field also defended state agencies in a variety of employment disputes. From 1991-97 he served as an assistant district attorney with the Middlesex County District Attorney. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Field has extensive civil and criminal trial experience.
At Morgan, Brown & Joy, Mr. Field will represent employers in labor and employment matters, with a special focus on wage and hour compliance and litigation defense in employment disputes. He will counsel employers on compliance with amended federal overtime regulations, Massachusetts independent contractor rules, state Wage Act standards and will defend companies facing government audits and private wage and hour lawsuits. Mr. Field will also represent employers in litigation involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and breach of contract arising from employment relationships.