Morgan, Brown & Joy’s Desiree Y. Murphy Speaks at the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Trade Show

Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney Desiree Y. Murphy spoke at the 41st Annual Massachusetts Municipal Association’s (MMA) 2020 Annual Meeting and Trade Show, January 25, 2020, in Boston, MA. She served as a panelist on the session, “Opioid Use Disorder: Managing and Supporting Employees,” which focused on how opioid use disorder is affecting municipal workplaces and is a major concern for municipal employers. The panel discussed how effective practices and policies to manage employees who are struggling with opioid use disorder remain essential for a healthy and safe workplace.

Murphy counsels employers on labor and employment matters including discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, breach of contract, and wage and hour disputes. Her labor practice centers on advising employers in collective bargaining and grievance and arbitration proceedings. Before being named an associate at the firm, Murphy worked in the Department of Labor Relations for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, where she represented and advised management in connection with labor matters and disputes.

The MMA is a non-profit organization that helps city and town officials work together on advocacy and developing policy. It brings 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 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.