Jeff Gilbreth is a partner in the Labor & Employment group. He represents employers of all sizes and across all industries.
Any employer, even those with just one employee, has employment law issues. I help clients with all aspects of employment law, but much of my work is focused on these areas:
Wage-hour laws are incredibly detailed and expose employers to significant potential liability (multiple damages, attorneys’ fees, class/collective claims). I work with companies proactively to ensure their policies and practices comply with all applicable wage-hour laws, and I defend them when something goes awry and they face a claim from a current or (more likely) former employee.
My experience runs the gamut from negotiating settlements for small startups with single employee disputes to litigating national class actions for publicly traded companies.
Employers are regularly reorganizing their workforces, which often results in a layoff or reduction in force. Whenever large numbers of employees are let go, employers face significant potential liability.
I work with clients of all sizes to navigate the pitfalls associated with restructurings and layoffs. I help my clients at every step of the process to help minimize exposure to discrimination and other wrongful termination claims, comply with the WARN Act and related state statutes, prepare separation agreements and to communicate effectively with the remaining workforce.
Employees are constantly posing challenges for their employers, and I help my clients navigate these challenges. My work in this area often involves advising clients on managing leaves of absence, disciplining problem employees, protecting trade secrets, enforcing non-compete and other post-employment restrictions and managing workplace investigations.
Advances in technology means employees are always connected. While great for productivity, these developments mean employers face new and significant wage-hour exposure.
Bloomberg BayState Business | September 26, 2018
Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin, both of the Boston office, joined Bloomberg Radio to discuss the new Massachusetts law restricting the use of noncompete clauses by businesses.
Bloomberg Radio | June 29, 2018
Boston Labor and Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth appeared on Bloomberg Radio to discuss a Massachusetts equal pay law.
Bloomberg Radio | June 19, 2018
Boston labor and employment partner Jeff Gilbreth spoke to the hosts of Bloomberg Radio on the challenges of drug testing in the workplace in Massachusetts.
Big Sky Business Journal | April 09, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of major Montana business news for its representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., in its acquisition of Ruby Valley Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Nixon Peabody’s deal team was led by Public Company Transactions partner Lloyd Spencer and senior counsel Ray Gustini and included Public Company Transactions partner Sean Clancy, Real Estate partner Colette Dafoe, Energy & Environmental Group partner Jean McCreary, and Labor & Employment partners Jeff Gilbreth, Yelena Gray and Tom McCord.
Fast Company | October 19, 2016
Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeffrey Gilbreth is quoted throughout this article about the labor laws going into effect in December 2016, and ideas for employers to keep their staff members at 40 hours a week.
Employment Law Alert | 03.29.19
Employment Law Alert | 05.18.16
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Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Trinity College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit