Morgan, Brown & Joy attorneys Alexandra Pichette and Richard Gello will present at the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Human Resources “HR 101 Bootcamp” on May 11, 2023. Pichette and Gello, along with fellow featured speakers, will discuss employee leave laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other relevant employment law topics.
The MMHR Bootcamp will cover core functions of the municipal HR office, including employee terminations and/or separations, recent trends in labor law, municipal leave laws, and an HR101 roundtable with seasoned human resources professionals. The event will be held at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, Massachusetts. To learn more and register, visit here.
Pichette represents employers in labor and employment matters in state and federal court, in private arbitration, and before administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the NLRB, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Labor, and California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing and office of the Labor Commissioner and other state agencies. She also provides her clients with daily employment counsel and advice, and guides employer management teams in the preparation of employee handbooks, policies, personnel decisions and hiring practices, through employee separations, workplace investigations, and administration of employee leaves, and with respect to compliance with other state and federal employment statutes. She is a certified trainer, and regularly conducts anti-harassment and other employment trainings at client workplaces.
Gello counsels private and public sector employers in labor and employment matters. His extensive labor law experience includes handling discipline, performance, management, and collective bargaining negotiations. He assists employers with all legal aspects of working harmoniously with labor unions. In his employment counseling practice, Gello helps clients avoid and resolve workplace allegations of discrimination and harassment, as well as implementing leave laws, reasonable workplace accommodations, wage and hour matters, and all related employment law claims. He also crafts policies, handbooks, employment contracts and other guiding documents that help employers proactively manage healthy employee relationships.
For 40 years, the Massachusetts Municipal Association has been bringing municipal officials together to articulate a clear and united municipal message, to develop and advocate for unified policies, and to share information and work together to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of municipal service delivery.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side labor and employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.