Morgan, Brown & Joy Attorney Tracy Thomas Boland was the featured speaker for the Association of Employment Professionals (AOEP) webinar, “COVID-19 & HR/Employment Law – What You Need to Know,” on May 8th, 2020. Boland covered COVID-19 related employment law and human resources issues. Specifically, she discussed furloughs and layoffs, unemployment benefits and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides two new types of emergency paid leave for COVID-19-related issues.
Boland is a Partner at Morgan Brown & Joy, LLP. She counsels clients on the full range of employment law issues from hiring to firing including, performance management, investigations, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence and the accommodations process, discrimination and harassment issues and investigations and reductions in force. Boland also drafts and revises employee handbooks, employment agreements and severance and settlement agreements. She particularly enjoys supporting her clients with novel and emerging legal issues such as pay equity and the ever-growing number of paid leave laws. Boland’s experience spans clients across many industries such as private clubs, healthcare, banking, non-profit and technology. Her clients include Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, Harvard Club of Boston, Brookline Bank, Dean Cooperative Bank, Pine Street Inn, Women’s Lunch Place, Walker School, Mendix and aPriori.
The AOEP was established to provide a place where those in the talent provider industry can keep abreast of current changes in the field through networking and educational opportunities. The organization acts as a catalyst, increasing awareness and appreciation for the business impact the employment function has on all industry segments. Their mission is to educate the human resources community on the value, competencies, practices and processes of the employment function.
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.