Jeff Gilbreth concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment litigation and counseling. He has extensive experience counseling clients on a variety of employment law matters including, discrimination, sexual harassment, employee corrective action, discipline and discharge, managing leaves of absence, deductions from employee wages, exempt/non-exempt classification of employees, workplace privacy, and drug testing. He also advises clients on reductions in force, including compliance with OWBPA, WARN and COBRA requirements.
Jeff conducts wage and hour audits and trainings regarding sexual harassment, workplace investigations, and managing leaves of absence. He also negotiates and drafts various employment agreements including, offer letters, confidentiality, non-competition, separation, retention agreements, as well as bonus/commission plans, drug/alcohol testing policies. He regularly reviews employee handbooks and personnel policies.
Jeff is also an experienced litigator, representing employers in state and federal court proceedings and administrative charges before the MCAD, EEOC, and the Massachusetts Attorney General. He has defended multi-million dollar FLSA class actions, wage act violations, violations of restrictive covenants, and discrimination complaints. Additionally, Jeff has experience in negotiating with unions, defending unfair labor practice charges and representing employers in of the grievance and arbitration process.