The Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, U.S.C. §§ 2101-2109 (the “WARN Act”), allows employees to sue employers who fail to provide them with 60 days’ advance notice of the company’s shutdown or “mass” layoffs, which are specifically defined in the law. The 60-day notice period is intended to provide employees transition time to adjust to the prospective loss of employment. The WARN Act applies to companies with 100 or more employees.
Whitney Law Group, LLC was founded in 2017 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 and trade secret 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.
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Mark Whitney has more than 24years 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...
Mark handled my severance negotiation. From beginning, he impressed me with his knowledge, experience and insights. He provided very thoughtful and clear advice. He was very responsive and always available for communication. Mark paid great attention to details. He is professional as well as personable. I feel very comfortable to interact with him. Because of his help, I got a very satisfying outcome from the case.
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EXCELLENT, KNOWLEDGEABLE COUNSELOR -- We hired Mark to help us with some employment law and contract issues. He was extremely knowledgeable and detailed, and he was very responsive - even on weekends! Mark was an excellent investment. We saved far more money by hiring him than if we'd undertaken the process on our own. I fully endorse Mark and would recommend him to anyone with similar needs.
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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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Effective January 1, 2019, important changes take effect concerning the payment of hourly wages in Massachusetts. Both employers paying and employees earning minimum wage, especially retail employees who work on Sundays and tipped employees, should take note of these changes:
On April 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Pregnant Worker Fairness Act (“PWFA”) went into effect. This new law mandates a variety of workplace accommodations for expecting and new mothers and ensures that they should not be subject to discrimination in relation to their pregnancy.
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