Today the Massachusetts Attorney General issued a long-awaited compliance guidance to help employers prepare for the effective date of the Act to Establish Pay Equity, which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act ("MEPA"), and which goes into effect on July 1, 2018. A copy of the 30-page guidance can be found by clicking here. To see prior WLG blog posts discussing the amended MEPA, click here.
Whitney Law Group, LLC was founded by Mark M. Whitney, a lawyer who spent 24 years trained by and practicing in large law firms in New York and Boston. Mark has spent his career representing businesses, insurance companies, and executives in employment-related disputes. Mark has developed a substantial expertise in noncompete/restrictive covenant litigation on behalf of both employers and individuals, and has also handled a wide variety of complex commercial cases.
If you have a challenging employment law or business issue, WLG is here to help. WLG's approach to legal problems is practical, zealous and creative. WLG listens to your goals, scrutinizes the facts and evidence carefully, and advises in a thoughtful and straightforward manner. WLG seeks to tailor its approach based on the circumstances -- many problems can be resolved cooperatively, some require a "gloves off" approach, and other need a creative alternative. WLG will work closely with you to find the right approach to your problem. In addition, WLG has leveraged a variety of technologies and adopted a lean business model to provide services efficiently and at a reasonable price.
Experience + Creativity + Attention + Value = WLG's Approach
Mark Whitney has more than 24 years of experience representing employers and insurance companies. At WLG, Mark is able to utilize his extensive defense experience to represent individuals.
WLG provides a wide variety of employment law related services to employers, including day-to-day compliance counseling and defense of employee claims before state and federal agencies and courts. Mark also helps companies prepare and implement a broad range of employment-related contracts, including drafting, negotiation, and litigating disputes arising under contracts.
In addition to its employment law services, WLG helps its clients resolve a wide variety of general business disputes.
Prior to forming WLG, Mark led the Noncompete, Trade Secret, and Unfair Competition practice at a large Boston-based law firm. A significant part of Mark's practice involves helping companies protect their valuable trade secrets and business relationships.
Interested in working with Whitney Law Group, LLC?Here's just a sample of what you might expect...
I hired Mark to handle my discrimination and non compete case. Before hiring Mark I consulted with three big law firms in the New England area but was not convinced with them and decided to go with Mark. Best decision i ever made. Mark did a spectacular job handling my case and got it sorted out in less than 4 months. He is a great guy to deal with as well. You will never get the feeling you are dealing with a lawyer, you will really feel like you are dealing with a friend. He is always very patient and friendly and will give you the exact facts. He is not out to get your money and is always looking out for your best interests. He is tough and super smart and really knows what he is doing. The best damn lawyer around. Don't waste your time and money with the big firms. I would highly recommend Mark he is a rock star.
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Attorney Mark Whitney saved the day!!! I had a situation at work where I could have lost my job unless I had sought the skills and expertise of an attorney like Mark. My situation had not been portrayed accurately to HR and as a result I did not have many people at the organization to stand by my side. Mark helped me structure the facts and delivery of information to HR which helped clarify the situation and ultimately made the charges against me completely disappear. If Mark had not helped manage and draft compelling letters to human resources the outcome of my situation would have been dramatically different. Thank you Mark....I truly believe that your actions saved my job and more importantly my career.
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS! -- I hired Mark to guide me through a separation settlement with a former employer. Due to the nature of my job, I interact with different lawyers on regular basis, and I have worked with some of the best out there. So I reached out to few, and I must say that I was not impressed, till I spoke to Mark. Just few minutes into the conversation, Mark was able to fully assess the situation, and discuss some options with me. He is extremely bright, tenacious, and very accessible despite his very busy schedule. Mark's advice and approach were very sound and was happy with the outcome. His honesty, integrity, and work ethic are a rare breed in this business.
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Recent Blog Posts
Mark Whitney was recently quoted in an article appearing in the Boston Globe concerning the increased use of "Love Contracts" by employers in response to relationships in the workplace and the #MeToo movement. The article is titled: Dating a co-worker? You may need a love contract, and it contains a sample agreement as well.
Late in 2017, a Norfolk County Superior Court jury awarded a 65-year-old plaintiff, James Beresford, $1.2 million in an age discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, Charles River Automotive (“CRA”) and CRA’s general manager Mark Gentile. The jury verdict awarded Beresford $317,780 in back pay, $285,000 in front pay, and $602,780 in punitive damages.
Contact Whitney Law Group to schedule a consultation with Mark Whitney. Take the first step toward protecting your rights, resolving your dispute, and achieving RESULTS.