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Aaron F. Nadich



Aaron Nadich is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment practice group. His practice focuses on representing companies of all sizes in state and federal court proceedings as well as before administrative agencies, and advising companies in all industries on a wide variety of employment and other matters.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on the following areas:

Employment Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

I represent employers in a variety of litigation matters including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblowers’ claims brought under various state and federal laws. In connection with these types of claims, I routinely obtain “no probable cause” determinations and summary judgment in favor of my client.

In addition to defending employers in litigation, I also counsel employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. I advise clients on obligations under various leave laws, accommodation of employees with disabilities, wage and hour compliance, employment discrimination and harassment claims, employee termination issues, and a variety of other employment issues.

Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Litigation

I have successfully represented clients in restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes, including successful requests for preliminary injunctions or other interim relief. I also regularly prepare and review employment agreements containing restrictive covenants to ensure enforceability.

Fair Credit Reporting Act Litigation and Counseling

I also advise companies to ensure full compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other applicable state laws. My experience includes counseling clients on FCRA procedures, preparing FCRA and state background check disclosure and authorization forms, and reviewing policies and procedures for FCRA compliance. I have also defended companies in litigation against claims based on alleged violations of FCRA and state background check laws.

Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Diversity Counseling

I advise employers with respect to various state and federal laws and regulations concerning Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and diversity initiatives. My experience includes counseling employers concerning EEO-1 reporting requirements, as well as analyzing and counseling employers with respect to proposed diversity initiatives and affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

What do you see on the horizon?

We saw a noticeable increase in EEO-1 reporting obligations and enforcement of systemic hiring and pay equity investigations by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) under the Obama administration, which changed significantly after the change in administrations. I am monitoring any changes to EEO-1 and affirmative action regulations, as well as changes to the EEOC’s and OFCCP’s approach to compliance determinations, so we can best advise covered employers.

Hospital ‘offer letter’ found not to be binding contract

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | March 18, 2021

This article covers a recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision in favor of client Lowell General Hospital, finding that a prospective employee could not establish either a breach of contract claim or a promissory estoppel claim. Providence counsel Jessica Jewell and associate Aaron Nadich, both of the Labor & Employment group, are quoted in the article.

Employment – FMLA – Retaliation

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | February 16, 2021

This article covers the First Circuit Court of Appeals’ affirmation of an earlier decision that jeweler Tiffany & Co. had not violated the Family and Medical Leave Act in eliminating a former employee’s position. The article mentions Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier and associate Aaron Nadich, both of Providence, for successfully representing Tiffany.

Ex-Upserve Exec Ordered to Stop Work at Payment Processor

Law360 | April 29, 2020

Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott, partner Neal McNamara, and associate Aaron Nadich, all of the Labor & Employment group, are mentioned for representing restaurant management platform provider Upserve in a breach of contract case against a former executive. The judge in the case this week granted Upserve’s motion for preliminary injunction and barred the former executive from working at his new employer, an Upserve competitor.

Contact

Aaron F. Nadich

Associate

Providence

Phone: 401-454-1044


Fax: 844-885-9995

Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

Roger Williams University, B.S., magna cum laude

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

  • Named to the list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Labor and Employment Law—Management in Providence, RI, in 2022 and 2021

Aaron is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association.

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